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

Average Sports Referee Yearly Salary in the United States

Sports Referees earn a median salary of $25,660 per year. Salaries typically start from $18,150 and go up to $58,160.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

2%
Full-Time
98%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.6
SCORE
215
RATINGS
Sports Referees average a score of 3.6 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Sports Referees in the 95th 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:

N/A an hour $58,160
per year
Senior Sports Referee Earnings

Senior Sports Referees in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $39,820
per year
Experienced Sports Referee Earnings

Experienced Sports Referees in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $25,660
per year
Junior Sports Referee Earnings

Junior Sports Referees in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $20,040
per year
Starting Sports Referee Earnings

Starting Sports Referees in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $18,150
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Sports Referee salary comparison

Sports Referees earn less than 80% percent of Sports & Fitness careers. Sports Referee salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in the United States.

Fitness and Wellness Coordinator Salary $78k
Physical Education Teacher Salary $59k
Athlete Salary $47k
Exercise Physiologist Salary $47k
Athletic Trainer Salary $45k
Fitness Trainer Salary $38k
Sports Scout Salary $31k
Sports Referee Salary $25k
Sports Writer Salary $22k
Source:

Historical salary for Sports Referees in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Sports Referee salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Sports Referee Salary in West Virginia - $41,560 # 1
Sports Referee Salary in Florida - $36,070 # 2
Sports Referee Salary in New Jersey - $25,810 # 3
Sports Referee Salary in North Carolina - $32,090 # 4
Sports Referee Salary in Maryland - $35,210 # 5
Sports Referee Salary in Kentucky - $35,720 # 6
Sports Referee Salary in Massachusetts - $21,330 # 7
Sports Referee Salary in Vermont - $35,250 # 8
Sports Referee Salary in Virginia - $35,380 # 9
Sports Referee Salary in Tennessee - $36,740 # 10
Sports Referee Salary in Pennsylvania - $21,040 # 11
Sports Referee Salary in Texas - $24,040 # 12
Sports Referee Salary in Ohio - $21,870 # 13
Sports Referee Salary in Wisconsin - $32,130 # 14
Sports Referee Salary in Minnesota - $24,680 # 15
Sports Referee Salary in Washington - $30,770 # 16
Sports Referee Salary in Rhode Island - $24,880 # 17
Sports Referee Salary in Kansas - $31,080 # 18
Sports Referee Salary in Illinois - $24,000 # 19
Sports Referee Salary in South Carolina - $25,630 # 20
Sports Referee Salary in North Dakota - $24,600 # 21
Sports Referee Salary in New Mexico - $32,790 # 22
Sports Referee Salary in Iowa - $20,100 # 23
Sports Referee Salary in Georgia - $21,360 # 24
Sports Referee Salary in Louisiana - $22,850 # 25
Sports Referee Salary in Oregon - $22,080 # 26
Sports Referee Salary in Michigan - $21,640 # 27
Sports Referee Salary in Missouri - $21,800 # 28
Sports Referee Salary in Indiana - $22,930 # 29
Sports Referee Salary in Nebraska - $20,060 # 30
Sports Referee Salary in Montana - $19,530 # 31
Sports Referee Salary in Idaho - $19,220 # 32
Sports Referee Salary in Utah - $18,460 # 33
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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