Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of umpires, referees, and other sports officials amongst Iowa metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,740
25th Percentile Wage
$18,510
50th Percentile Wage
$23,490
75th Percentile Wage
$42,470
90th Percentile Wage
$54,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $54,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $23,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,740.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$23,490
14.43% 21.16%
2016
$20,100
4.43% -
2015
$19,210
3.70% -
2014
$18,500
1.14% -
2013
$18,290
-1.26% -
2012
$18,520
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in state of Iowa ranges from $18,160 to $19,190. The highest paying area for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Iowa is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,190. The lowest paying area is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $18,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$19,190
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$18,160




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