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

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $48,030, Alaska is the highest paying state for umpires, referees, and other sports officials. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $46,110). 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 state, use the links in the table.

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

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$48,030
$20,990 240
2 New York
$46,110
$18,110 1,790
3 West Virginia
$41,560
$22,650 130
4 Tennessee
$36,740
$17,960 560
5 Florida
$36,070
$18,630 670
6 Kentucky
$35,720
$17,050 160
7 Mississippi
$35,400
$18,370 50
8 Virginia
$35,380
$18,370 650
9 Oklahoma
$33,540
$18,150 40
10 New Mexico
$32,790
$17,110 40
11 Wisconsin
$32,130
$17,620 510
12 North Carolina
$32,090
$17,680 610
13 Arizona
$32,000
$19,230 410
14 Kansas
$31,080
$18,720 650
15 Nevada
$30,800
$16,800 90
16 Washington
$30,770
$21,830 400
17 New Jersey
$25,810
$18,380 220
18 California
$25,090
$20,810 1,740
19 Colorado
$24,900
$18,090 1,280
20 Rhode Island
$24,880
$19,970 50
21 Minnesota
$24,680
$19,210 270
22 Texas
$24,040
$17,500 970
23 Illinois
$24,000
$18,950 1,820
24 Indiana
$22,930
$16,980 240
25 Louisiana
$22,850
$16,990 230
26 Delaware
$22,490
$17,920 90
27 Oregon
$22,080
$19,580 190
28 Ohio
$21,870
$17,720 340
29 Missouri
$21,800
$16,940 900
30 Michigan
$21,640
$18,190 300
31 Georgia
$21,360
$16,410 150
32 Massachusetts
$21,330
$20,800 340
33 Pennsylvania
$21,040
$16,380 300
34 Iowa
$20,100
$16,330 170
35 Nebraska
$20,060
$18,980 30
36 Idaho
$19,220
$16,280 110
37 Utah
$18,460
$16,000 550
38 New Hampshire
$18,240
$15,850 0
39 Alabama
$17,990
$15,820 90

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in those states is not available at this time.

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