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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,700
25th Percentile Wage
$18,280
50th Percentile Wage
$21,160
75th Percentile Wage
$29,570
90th Percentile Wage
$39,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $39,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $21,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,700.

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
$21,160
0.57% -5.10%
2016
$21,040
-0.05% -
2015
$21,050
0.14% -
2014
$21,020
1.24% -
2013
$20,760
-7.13% -
2012
$22,240
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $19,620 to $85,040. The highest paying area for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $85,040. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $23,240). The lowest paying area is Pittsburgh with a median annual salary of $19,620.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$85,040
Philadelphia
$23,240
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$23,170
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$21,230
Pittsburgh
$19,620




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