Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare umpires, referees, and other sports officials salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,800
25th Percentile Wage
$20,220
50th Percentile Wage
$24,900
75th Percentile Wage
$31,030
90th Percentile Wage
$44,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in the industry sector of educational services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) umpires, referees, and other sports officials is $44,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $24,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid umpires, referees, and other sports officials is $18,800.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$24,900
-8.11% 15.74%
2016
$26,920
3.38% -
2015
$26,010
22.61% -
2014
$20,130
0.10% -
2013
$20,110
-4.33% -
2012
$20,980
- -

Compare Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in 14 industries in the educational services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for umpires, referees, and other sports officials occupations is the elementary and secondary schools - privately owned industry with an annual salary $36,440. The lowest paying industry is the junior colleges (including private, state, and local government schools) industry (annual salary $21,230). For detailed umpires, referees, and other sports officials salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$36,440
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$28,870
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$28,340
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$28,200
Other Schools and Instruction
$28,070
Educational Services - Local government owned
$27,600
Educational Services - Privately owned
$26,050
Educational Services
$24,900
Educational Services - State government owned
$22,890
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$22,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$22,650
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$21,660
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$21,420
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$21,230

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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