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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,650
25th Percentile Wage
$18,260
50th Percentile Wage
$19,300
75th Percentile Wage
$23,750
90th Percentile Wage
$49,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,650.

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
$19,300
-13.32% 1.71%
2016
$21,870
11.98% -
2015
$19,250
1.56% -
2014
$18,950
-0.95% -
2013
$19,130
0.84% -
2012
$18,970
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in some Ohio cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in state of Ohio ranges from $19,480 to $23,810. The highest paying area for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Ohio is Columbus with a median annual salary of $23,810. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor (mean annual salary $19,810). The lowest paying area is Cincinnati-Middletown with a median annual salary of $19,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Columbus
$23,810
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$19,810
Cincinnati-Middletown
$19,480




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