Umpires and Referees

Umpires and referees ensure that competitors in athletic events follow the rules. They make binding decisions and have the power to impose penalties upon individuals or teams that break the rules. Umpires, referees, and other sports officials hold about 15,900 jobs in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Speech
  • Interpersonal
  • Public Speaking
Personality Traits
  • Athletic
  • Outgoing
  • Realistic
Licensure/Certification Required

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