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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,290
25th Percentile Wage
$19,860
50th Percentile Wage
$24,480
75th Percentile Wage
$38,490
90th Percentile Wage
$51,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $51,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $24,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,290.

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
$24,480
1.80% -25.04%
2016
$24,040
-23.71% -
2015
$29,740
20.95% -
2014
$23,510
-31.56% -
2013
$30,930
1.03% -
2012
$30,610
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in state of Texas ranges from $20,590 to $37,700. The highest paying area for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Texas is Fort Worth-Arlington with a median annual salary of $37,700. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $33,490). The lowest paying area is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $20,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Worth-Arlington
$37,700
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$33,490
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$23,440
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$23,370
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$22,500
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$20,590




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