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 areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,810
25th Percentile Wage
$21,510
50th Percentile Wage
$25,090
75th Percentile Wage
$38,910
90th Percentile Wage
$55,570

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 $55,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $25,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,810.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201625,090-3.55%7.09%
201525,980-16.71%-
201430,32017.68%-
201324,9606.61%-
201223,310--

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 $42,880. 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 $42,880. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $40,460). 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
$42,880
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$40,460
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$37,320
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$33,840
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$33,600
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$30,320
Bakersfield-Delano
$26,150
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$22,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$21,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$19,910


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