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 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 Ohio

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,720
25th Percentile Wage
$18,590
50th Percentile Wage
$21,870
75th Percentile Wage
$39,000
90th Percentile Wage
$57,490

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 $57,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $21,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,720.

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 Ohio 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
201621,87011.98%13.26%
201519,2501.56%-
201418,950-0.95%-
201319,1300.84%-
201218,970--

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 $18,630 to $22,460. The highest paying area for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Ohio is Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor with a median annual salary of $22,460. The lowest paying area is Cincinnati-Middletown with a median annual salary of $18,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$22,460
Cincinnati-Middletown
$18,630


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