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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,600
25th Percentile Wage
$22,090
50th Percentile Wage
$32,710
75th Percentile Wage
$39,890
90th Percentile Wage
$47,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,600.

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
$32,710
1.77% 39.13%
2016
$32,130
5.63% -
2015
$30,320
9.37% -
2014
$27,480
9.90% -
2013
$24,760
19.59% -
2012
$19,910
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials in Wisconsin Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of umpires, referees, and other sports officials in state of Wisconsin ranges from $18,190 to $42,780. The highest paying area for umpires, referees, and other sports officials in Wisconsin is West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,780. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $37,740). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$42,780
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$37,740
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$37,590
Madison
$36,780
Duluth
$34,680
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$31,860
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$24,510
Lake County-Kenosha County
$23,920
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$18,190




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