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Highest Paying Cities for Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials

The top 100 highest paying cities for umpires, referees, and other sports officials (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $85,040, Newark-Union, Pennsylvania is the highest paying city for umpires, referees, and other sports officials. It is followed by New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York (average annual salary $63,650). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$85,040
120
2 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$63,650
990
3 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$60,280
160
4 Jacksonville, Florida
$57,190
n/a
5 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$54,770
60
6 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$51,330
1,330
7 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$50,400
110
8 Charlottesville, Virginia
$45,380
100
9 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$45,170
40
10 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$44,250
100
11 Lafayette, Louisiana
$42,930
70
12 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$42,780
n/a
13 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$41,950
100
14 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$41,530
50
15 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$41,430
50
16 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$41,220
290
17 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$41,180
130
18 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$41,140
290
19 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$40,950
650
20 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$39,370
550
21 Elgin, USA
$38,920
40
22 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$38,110
50
23 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$37,780
150
24 Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$37,740
70
25 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$37,700
220
26 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$37,590
200
27 Memphis, Tennessee
$37,540
110
28 Madison, Wisconsin
$36,780
50
29 Richmond, Virginia
$36,640
80
30 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$36,630
210
31 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$36,420
n/a
32 Topeka, Kansas
$36,290
n/a
33 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$36,090
170
34 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$35,520
30
35 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$35,480
280
36 Tacoma, Washington
$35,070
240
37 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia
$34,870
30
38 Duluth, Wisconsin
$34,680
n/a
39 Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$34,610
n/a
40 Kansas City, Missouri
$34,610
480
41 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$33,970
n/a
42 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$33,600
90
43 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$33,490
460
44 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$33,320
80
45 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$33,060
140
46 Boulder, Colorado
$32,960
100
47 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida
$32,780
30
48 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$32,680
30
49 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$32,370
40
50 Wichita, Kansas
$32,320
n/a
51 Salem, Oregon
$32,300
50
52 Lawrence, Kansas
$32,210
200
53 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$32,070
50
54 South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$31,860
40
55 Knoxville, Tennessee
$31,800
50
56 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$31,510
70
57 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$31,440
110
58 Peabody, Massachusetts
$31,350
70
59 Anchorage, Alaska
$30,940
60
60 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
$30,890
30
61 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$30,670
40
62 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$30,140
50
63 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$30,040
330
64 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$30,020
60
65 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$29,520
340
66 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$29,330
470
67 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$29,220
40
68 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida
$28,730
n/a
69 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$28,640
110
70 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$27,920
90
71 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$27,730
590
72 Chico, California
$27,610
30
73 Bend, Oregon
$26,970
50
74 Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$26,860
90
75 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$26,670
70
76 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$26,670
140
77 North Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$26,480
n/a
78 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$26,100
n/a
79 Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area, USA
$26,070
50
80 Rockford, Illinois
$25,350
n/a
81 Greeley, Colorado
$25,100
60
82 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$24,510
150
83 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$24,410
100
84 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$24,020
n/a
85 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$23,990
170
86 Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$23,960
60
87 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$23,920
40
88 Columbus, Ohio
$23,810
n/a
89 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$23,610
410
90 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$23,480
60
91 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$23,460
130
92 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$23,440
230
93 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$23,370
n/a
94 Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$23,280
40
95 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$23,240
40
96 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$23,170
170
97 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$23,150
40
98 Jefferson City, Missouri
$23,130
70
99 Peoria, Illinois
$22,900
180
100 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$22,890
210
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