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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 $54,660, Arkansas 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 2018 [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 Arkansas
$54,660
$18,710 0
2 New York
$46,110
$18,110 1,220
3 Kentucky
$45,100
$18,130 130
4 West Virginia
$41,560
$22,650 100
5 Washington
$40,960
$24,330 460
6 Tennessee
$38,360
$19,530 500
7 Alaska
$36,820
$20,730 220
8 Maryland
$36,530
$19,270 170
9 South Carolina
$36,170
$17,480 60
10 Mississippi
$35,400
$18,370 50
11 Vermont
$35,110
$20,810 60
12 Arizona
$33,830
$21,300 380
13 Kansas
$33,720
$19,690 810
14 Oklahoma
$33,540
$18,150 60
15 Virginia
$32,770
$18,300 570
16 Wisconsin
$32,710
$17,600 540
17 North Carolina
$31,750
$16,630 320
18 Minnesota
$31,090
$20,110 250
19 Nevada
$30,800
$16,800 90
20 Florida
$30,530
$18,310 680
21 Massachusetts
$28,390
$22,890 410
22 Illinois
$28,180
$18,240 980
23 Indiana
$28,060
$19,510 220
24 New Jersey
$27,860
$19,020 290
25 Colorado
$27,200
$19,590 1,270
26 Maine
$26,960
$19,460 40
27 Louisiana
$26,910
$18,300 370
28 California
$26,400
$21,250 2,200
29 Texas
$24,480
$17,290 1,030
30 Oregon
$24,420
$20,140 210
31 North Dakota
$24,230
$16,960 130
32 Wyoming
$24,200
$20,770 30
33 Michigan
$24,130
$18,790 650
34 Rhode Island
$23,490
$20,390 50
35 Iowa
$23,490
$16,740 220
36 Connecticut
$23,210
$21,020 250
37 Delaware
$22,890
$18,300 100
38 New Mexico
$22,810
$18,320 50
39 South Dakota
$22,680
$18,490 50
40 Missouri
$22,100
$17,220 810
41 Pennsylvania
$21,160
$16,700 270
42 Montana
$19,660
$17,810 90
43 Nebraska
$19,510
$19,130 120
44 Ohio
$19,300
$17,650 460
45 Georgia
$19,070
$16,090 200
46 Utah
$18,840
$16,260 780
47 Idaho
$18,310
$15,840 170
48 New Hampshire
$18,240
$15,850 0
49 Alabama
$18,100
$16,110 80

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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