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

The average annual and hourly salaries for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of umpires, referees, and other sports officials among Illinois 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,950
25th Percentile Wage
$21,080
50th Percentile Wage
$24,000
75th Percentile Wage
$36,220
90th Percentile Wage
$55,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $55,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $24,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,950.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201624,0003.17%21.42%
201523,2408.86%-
201421,1809.49%-
201319,1701.62%-
201218,860--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in state of Illinois ranges from $19,050 to $24,090. The highest paying area for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $24,090. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $24,090). The lowest paying area is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$24,090
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$24,090
Peoria
$22,900
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$19,050


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