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

The top 69 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 $63,650, New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York is the highest paying city for umpires, referees, and other sports officials. It is followed by Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts (average annual salary $54,100). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 69 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$63,650
990
2 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$54,100
130
3 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$51,330
1,820
4 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$42,880
100
5 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$42,780
n/a
6 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$42,530
50
7 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$41,530
40
8 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$40,460
140
9 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$37,320
160
10 Richmond, Virginia
$36,640
80
11 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$36,490
240
12 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$36,090
170
13 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$35,810
230
14 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia
$34,960
30
15 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$34,170
330
16 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$33,840
110
17 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$33,720
340
18 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$33,630
240
19 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$33,600
90
20 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$33,060
100
21 Madison, Wisconsin
$32,820
50
22 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$32,680
30
23 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$32,250
210
24 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$32,080
520
25 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$31,840
110
26 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$31,740
400
27 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$31,250
290
28 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
$30,890
30
29 Kansas City, Missouri
$30,320
410
30 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$30,320
290
31 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$29,220
40
32 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$27,270
40
33 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$26,690
100
34 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$26,150
70
35 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$26,100
n/a
36 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$25,140
120
37 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$24,900
630
38 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$24,700
50
39 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$24,360
60
40 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$24,090
330
41 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$24,090
1,550
42 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$23,920
40
43 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$23,780
100
44 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$23,410
80
45 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$23,370
180
46 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$23,280
150
47 Peoria, Illinois
$22,900
180
48 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$22,460
190
49 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$22,290
140
50 St Louis, Missouri
$22,060
580
51 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$21,360
70
52 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$21,090
460
53 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$20,810
260
54 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$19,990
90
55 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$19,910
520
56 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$19,700
50
57 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$19,620
n/a
58 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$19,190
50
59 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$19,150
80
60 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$19,120
150
61 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$19,080
80
62 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$19,050
270
63 Salt Lake City, Utah
$19,000
110
64 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$18,820
80
65 Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$18,630
40
66 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$18,630
60
67 Provo-Orem, Utah
$18,040
400
68 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$18,010
120
69 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$17,880
60
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