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

The average annual and hourly salaries for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of umpires, referees, and other sports officials among Tennessee 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,530
25th Percentile Wage
$30,690
50th Percentile Wage
$38,360
75th Percentile Wage
$45,720
90th Percentile Wage
$49,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,530.

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
$38,360
4.22% 47.81%
2016
$36,740
0.68% -
2015
$36,490
16.39% -
2014
$30,510
-27.40% -
2013
$38,870
48.49% -
2012
$20,020
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in state of Tennessee ranges from $31,800 to $41,140. The highest paying area for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $41,140. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $37,540). The lowest paying area is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $31,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$41,140
Memphis
$37,540
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$34,610
Knoxville
$31,800




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