Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,760
25th Percentile Wage
$19,850
50th Percentile Wage
$28,060
75th Percentile Wage
$39,900
90th Percentile Wage
$49,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $49,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid umpires, referees, and other sports officials is $17,760.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201628,0602.10%9.55%
201527,4703.53%-
201426,5000.38%-
201326,4003.86%-
201225,380--

Compare Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $46,930. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $27,590). For detailed umpires, referees, and other sports officials salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$46,930
State government, including schools and hospitals
$37,250
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$28,070
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$28,060
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$27,790
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$27,590

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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