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

The average annual and hourly salaries for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of umpires, referees, and other sports officials amongst Florida 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,310
25th Percentile Wage
$21,280
50th Percentile Wage
$30,530
75th Percentile Wage
$50,780
90th Percentile Wage
$61,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,310.

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
$30,530
-18.15% 19.23%
2016
$36,070
29.14% -
2015
$25,560
3.56% -
2014
$24,650
4.06% -
2013
$23,650
-4.27% -
2012
$24,660
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in state of Florida ranges from $21,350 to $57,190. The highest paying area for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Florida is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $57,190. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach (mean annual salary $41,430). The lowest paying area is Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford with a median annual salary of $21,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jacksonville
$57,190
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$41,430
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$33,320
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$33,060
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$32,780
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$30,890
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$30,670
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$30,020
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$28,730
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$21,350




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