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

The average annual and hourly salaries for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of umpires, referees, and other sports officials amongst Colorado 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,590
25th Percentile Wage
$20,570
50th Percentile Wage
$27,200
75th Percentile Wage
$37,930
90th Percentile Wage
$47,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $27,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,590.

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
$27,200
8.46% 10.88%
2016
$24,900
3.45% -
2015
$24,040
3.12% -
2014
$23,290
-6.61% -
2013
$24,830
2.38% -
2012
$24,240
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in state of Colorado ranges from $19,080 to $32,960. The highest paying area for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $32,960. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $32,070). The lowest paying area is Fort Collins-Loveland with a median annual salary of $19,080.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$32,960
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$32,070
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$27,730
Greeley
$25,100
Colorado Springs
$22,400
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$20,640
Fort Collins-Loveland
$19,080




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