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
$18,520
25th Percentile Wage
$19,980
50th Percentile Wage
$26,920
75th Percentile Wage
$39,100
90th Percentile Wage
$57,240

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 $57,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $26,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid umpires, referees, and other sports officials is $18,520.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201626,9203.38%22.07%
201526,01022.61%-
201420,1300.10%-
201320,110-4.33%-
201220,980--

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 twelve 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 other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $19,870). 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
$30,480
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$30,090
Educational Services - Local government owned
$29,300
Educational Services
$26,920
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$24,120
Educational Services - State government owned
$24,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$23,300
Educational Services - Privately owned
$22,860
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$22,540
Other Schools and Instruction
$19,870
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$19,870

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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