How much does a Sports Referee make in the United States?

Average Sports Referee Yearly Salary in the United States

Sports Referees earn an average yearly salary of $36,604. Salaries typically start from $18,511 and go up to $54,702.

Average Sports Referee Hourly Wage in the United States

Sports Referees earn an average hourly wage of $17.60. Hourly wages typically start from $8.90 and go up to $26.30.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

2%
Full-Time
98%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.6
SCORE
250
RATINGS
Sports Referees average a score of 3.6 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Sports Referees in the 92th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Sports Referee Earnings by Seniority

Top End Sports Referee Earnings

The highest earning Sports Referees in the United States earn:

$26.30
an hour
$54,701.7
per year
Senior Sports Referee Earnings

Senior Sports Referees in the United States earn:

$22.06
an hour
$45,887.8
per year
Experienced Sports Referee Earnings

Experienced Sports Referees in the United States earn:

$15.29
an hour
$31,803.9
per year
Junior Sports Referee Earnings

Junior Sports Referees in the United States earn:

$11.13
an hour
$23,156.3
per year
Starting Sports Referee Earnings

Starting Sports Referees in the United States earn:

$8.90
an hour
$18,511.0
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Sports Referee Salary Comparison

Sports Referees earn more than 40% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Athletic Trainer Salary $43k
Sports Scout Salary $41k
Personal Trainer Salary $40k
Fitness Trainer Salary $40k
Golf Pro Salary $37k
Sports Referee Salary $36k
Exercise Physiologist Salary $36k
Sports Broadcaster Salary $33k
Coach Salary $28k
Sports Writer Salary $25k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Sports Referee salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Sports Referee Salary in Alaska $21.78 $45,300 # 1
Sports Referee Salary in West Virginia $21.20 $44,100 # 2
Sports Referee Salary in Florida $20.53 $42,700 # 3
Sports Referee Salary in New Jersey $19.77 $41,130 # 4
Sports Referee Salary in North Carolina $18.96 $39,440 # 5
Sports Referee Salary in Maryland $18.64 $38,770 # 6
Sports Referee Salary in Kentucky $17.81 $37,050 # 7
Sports Referee Salary in Arizona $17.70 $36,810 # 8
Sports Referee Salary in United States $17.60 $36,603.9 # 9
Sports Referee Salary in Massachusetts $17.59 $36,590 # 10
Sports Referee Salary in Vermont $17.28 $35,950 # 11
Sports Referee Salary in Virginia $17.01 $35,390 # 12
Sports Referee Salary in Tennessee $16.64 $34,610 # 13
Sports Referee Salary in Pennsylvania $16.13 $33,540 # 14
Sports Referee Salary in Texas $15.95 $33,170 # 15
Sports Referee Salary in California $15.75 $32,760 # 16
Sports Referee Salary in Ohio $15.36 $31,950 # 17
Sports Referee Salary in Wisconsin $15.22 $31,650 # 18
Sports Referee Salary in Minnesota $15.13 $31,480 # 19
Sports Referee Salary in Washington $15.08 $31,370 # 20
Sports Referee Salary in Rhode Island $15.00 $31,210 # 21
Sports Referee Salary in Kansas $14.92 $31,040 # 22
Sports Referee Salary in Illinois $14.70 $30,580 # 23
Sports Referee Salary in Connecticut $14.32 $29,780 # 24
Sports Referee Salary in South Carolina $14.14 $29,420 # 25
Sports Referee Salary in North Dakota $14.04 $29,200 # 26
Sports Referee Salary in Colorado $13.64 $28,380 # 27
Sports Referee Salary in New Mexico $13.43 $27,940 # 28
Sports Referee Salary in Iowa $13.32 $27,700 # 29
Sports Referee Salary in Delaware $13.30 $27,660 # 30
Sports Referee Salary in Georgia $13.19 $27,440 # 31
Sports Referee Salary in Louisiana $12.85 $26,730 # 32
Sports Referee Salary in Oregon $12.85 $26,720 # 33
Sports Referee Salary in Michigan $12.83 $26,690 # 34
Sports Referee Salary in Missouri $12.62 $26,250 # 35
Sports Referee Salary in Indiana $12.53 $26,070 # 36
Sports Referee Salary in Nebraska $12.23 $25,440 # 37
Sports Referee Salary in Montana $12.17 $25,320 # 38
Sports Referee Salary in Idaho $10.29 $21,400 # 39
Sports Referee Salary in Utah $9.96 $20,720 # 40
Sports Referee Salary in Alabama $9.94 $20,670 # 41