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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,300
25th Percentile Wage
$21,710
50th Percentile Wage
$32,770
75th Percentile Wage
$47,460
90th Percentile Wage
$58,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $58,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,300.

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
$32,770
-7.96% 8.54%
2016
$35,380
-3.90% -
2015
$36,760
3.29% -
2014
$35,550
7.65% -
2013
$32,830
8.71% -
2012
$29,970
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in state of Virginia ranges from $18,630 to $45,380. The highest paying area for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $45,380. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $36,640). The lowest paying area is Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$45,380
Richmond
$36,640
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$34,870
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$23,280
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$19,340
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$18,630




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