Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of umpires, referees, and other sports officials among California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,250
25th Percentile Wage
$22,630
50th Percentile Wage
$26,400
75th Percentile Wage
$34,770
90th Percentile Wage
$51,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $51,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $26,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,250.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$26,400
4.96% 11.70%
2016
$25,090
-3.55% -
2015
$25,980
-16.71% -
2014
$30,320
17.68% -
2013
$24,960
6.61% -
2012
$23,310
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in state of California ranges from $19,910 to $44,250. The highest paying area for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in California is San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $44,250. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward (mean annual salary $37,780). The lowest paying area is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana with a median annual salary of $19,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$44,250
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$37,780
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$33,600
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$29,330
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$27,920
Chico
$27,610
Bakersfield-Delano
$26,670
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$26,670
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$24,410
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$23,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$21,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$19,910




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