Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,330
25th Percentile Wage
$19,790
50th Percentile Wage
$24,630
75th Percentile Wage
$41,160
90th Percentile Wage
$59,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $59,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $24,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid umpires, referees, and other sports officials is $18,330.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201624,6301.66%10.80%
201524,220-1.57%-
201424,6003.78%-
201323,6707.18%-
201221,970--

Compare Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in eight industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries industry with an annual salary $30,240. The lowest paying industry is the amusement parks and arcades industry (annual salary $19,240). For detailed umpires, referees, and other sports officials salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$30,240
Spectator Sports
$30,100
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$29,990
Gambling Industries
$23,910
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$23,370
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$23,120
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$23,020
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$19,240

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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