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What is the average salary for Sports Referees in the United States?

Sports Referees earn an average salary of $33,400 per year. Salaries typically start from $17,500 and go up to $57,340.

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

Learn more about the Sports Referee job market for salaries of real jobs in your area.

Highest

The top 10% of Sports Referees in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $57,340 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Sports Referees in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $38,180 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Sports Referees in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $24,090 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Sports Referees in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $19,030 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Sports Referees in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $17,500 per year

Historical salary for Sports Referees in the United States

Sports Referee salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Sports Referee Salary in Arkansas - $42,780 # 1
Sports Referee Salary in Louisiana - $42,120 # 2
Sports Referee Salary in West Virginia - $40,420 # 3
Sports Referee Salary in North Carolina - $39,020 # 4
Sports Referee Salary in Virginia - $37,930 # 5
Sports Referee Salary in Washington - $35,360 # 6
Sports Referee Salary in Oklahoma - $34,990 # 7
Sports Referee Salary in Massachusetts - $34,960 # 8
Sports Referee Salary in Minnesota - $34,300 # 9
Sports Referee Salary in Vermont - $33,420 # 10
Sports Referee Salary in California - $33,280 # 11
Sports Referee Salary in Kentucky - $32,920 # 12
Sports Referee Salary in Delaware - $32,010 # 13
Sports Referee Salary in Pennsylvania - $31,050 # 14
Sports Referee Salary in Arizona - $30,340 # 15
Sports Referee Salary in Tennessee - $30,310 # 16
Sports Referee Salary in Maryland - $30,170 # 17
Sports Referee Salary in Texas - $30,110 # 18
Sports Referee Salary in Michigan - $28,970 # 19
Sports Referee Salary in Wisconsin - $28,940 # 20
Sports Referee Salary in Colorado - $28,550 # 21
Sports Referee Salary in Florida - $28,460 # 22
Sports Referee Salary in New Mexico - $28,340 # 23
Sports Referee Salary in Missouri - $28,030 # 24
Sports Referee Salary in Kansas - $26,880 # 25
Sports Referee Salary in Illinois - $25,580 # 26
Sports Referee Salary in Oregon - $25,510 # 27
Sports Referee Salary in Maine - $24,980 # 28
Sports Referee Salary in Alabama - $24,000 # 29
Sports Referee Salary in Idaho - $23,890 # 30
Sports Referee Salary in Iowa - $23,320 # 31
Sports Referee Salary in Ohio - $23,240 # 32
Sports Referee Salary in Indiana - $22,520 # 33
Sports Referee Salary in Utah - $22,280 # 34
Sports Referee Salary in South Carolina - $22,260 # 35
Sports Referee Salary in Nebraska - $21,810 # 36
Sports Referee Salary in Georgia - $18,770 # 37
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics