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

The average annual and hourly salaries for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in the state of Minnesota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of umpires, referees, and other sports officials among Minnesota 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 Minnesota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,110
25th Percentile Wage
$21,020
50th Percentile Wage
$31,090
75th Percentile Wage
$46,560
90th Percentile Wage
$56,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $56,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,110.

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
$31,090
20.62% 6.30%
2016
$24,680
-35.82% -
2015
$33,520
-0.69% -
2014
$33,750
5.30% -
2013
$31,960
8.85% -
2012
$29,130
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in state of Minnesota ranges from $29,220 to $33,970. The highest paying area for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Minnesota is Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $33,970. The lowest paying area is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$33,970
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$29,220




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