Sports Official

Code: 27-2023.00

Also known as: Basketball Referee, Commissioner of Officials, Director of Officiating, Diving Judge, Horse Show Judge, Major League Baseball Umpire, Referee, Softball Umpire, Sports Official

Description: Sports Officials help maintain the standards of play in athletic competitions. They preside over games, using their knowledge of the game to spot penalties and other infractions. In some settings, such as in the National Football League, they utilize video reply to assess violations.There are no formal educational requirements to become a Sports Official. Some organizations and schools may require Officials to join an association or register with the state or a local agency. This may require taking a written or active exam as well as taking classes.

Sports Official

Typical wages

10% $18,750
25% $22,560
Median $28,940
75% $45,590
90% $63,480

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 3,400