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

The top 34 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $36,000, gambling industries is the highest paying industry for umpires, referees, and other sports officials. It is followed by spectator sports industry (average annual salary $27,490). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 34 Highest Paying Industries for Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Gambling Industries
$36,000
150
2 Spectator Sports
$27,490
1,880
3 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$27,050
2,170
4 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$26,620
5,440
5 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$26,500
5,550
6 Federal, State, and Local Government
$26,500
5,550
7 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$25,660
7,100
8 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$25,450
7,560
9 Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$25,390
2,370
10 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$24,970
170
11 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$24,600
6,720
12 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$24,380
510
13 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$23,580
4,550
14 Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$23,550
4,260
15 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$23,450
340
16 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$23,420
1,780
17 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$23,420
1,780
18 Educational Services - State government owned
$22,970
350
19 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$22,000
260
20 State government, including schools and hospitals
$21,030
460
21 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$21,020
110
22 Educational Services - Privately owned
$21,010
460
23 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$20,540
170
24 Civic and Social Organizations
$20,240
1,140
25 Educational Services
$20,130
2,420
26 Educational Services - Local government owned
$19,930
1,620
27 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$19,920
1,780
28 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$19,900
1,600
29 Individual and Family Services
$19,840
110
30 Social Assistance
$19,840
110
31 Health Care and Social Assistance
$19,840
110
32 Amusement Parks and Arcades
$19,290
130
33 Other Schools and Instruction
$18,610
n/a
34 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$18,550
n/a
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