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The Samurai
01-04-2006, 05:19 AM
I have alway been curious about this. What qualifications does it take to be a referee?

Slappy8800
01-04-2006, 05:24 AM
www.google.com

dominizzo
01-04-2006, 06:14 AM
Id say 100K

The others 75k

ih8brady
01-04-2006, 06:50 AM
Ref Johnny Grier talks about the path to becoming an NFL official.
http://www.usafootball.com/articles/23-official/106-featured-articles/124-nfl-official-q-a.php

couldnt find anything on current salary

The Samurai
01-04-2006, 08:21 AM
Ref Johnny Grier talks about the path to becoming an NFL official.
http://www.usafootball.com/articles/23-official/106-featured-articles/124-nfl-official-q-a.php

couldnt find anything on current salary


Thanks, that was real helpful.

UltraDol-Fan
01-04-2006, 12:48 PM
they don't make that much, I had a friend who looked into it not too long ago. He makes more money as a teacher

UltraDol-Fan
01-04-2006, 12:53 PM
found this...
Base game fee is $1600 + ($100 x years of service))
This is for pre-season and regular season. Each official
gets 20 games (4 pre + 16 regular).
A playoff assignment was worth $11,000 last year (does not
depend on round or years of service). The superbowl was
worth $25,000. An official will work a maximum of 1 playoff
game and the Superbowl officials will have worked 1 playoff
game (usually wild card round).

7 officials who were on the bubble that did not get a
post season assignment get the Pro Bowl which was worth
4 days in Hawaii and a $3000 game fee (It's actually a
disapointment to get the Pro Bowl)

In retirement (with the current contract), an official can
expect to get $150 x years of service per month.

The NFL officials contract is up at the end of this
season ... let's see what happens to the stats above. Word
is that they are looking to settle for no less that twice
their current compensation.

DeathStar
01-04-2006, 12:57 PM
"Hopefully your interest in the profession has more to do with the game than with the dough, nonetheless, a look at the pay scale shows some surprises.

Major League Baseball (MLB) pays umpires anywhere from $100,000 to $280,000 US for the 162-game season, in addition to the tidy sum of over $50,000 per season for expenses. This does not include the cost of first-class air travel, which is provided. The lucky ones that get to call the games in the postseason make somewhere in the ballpark of $20,000, excluding expenses.

National Basketball Association (NBA) referees earn anywhere from $90,000 to $225,000 for their hard work.

Incidentally, while the National Hockey League's (NHL) athletes make less than their brethren in football, basketball and baseball, no other officials in any of the four major sports leagues make more than those in the NHL, where starters get a $115,000 salary. After a 15-year career, an NHL referee may be looking at an annual pay upwards of $220,000.

The National Football League (NFL) pays referees anywhere from $25,000 to $70,000 per season. When you consider that the league plays 16 games and referees are considered part-time employees, you get a better sense of the disparity. But do not feel so bad for them, not only are there only 16 games in the schedule, they also get one-week intervals.

And where are the women in all of this? Referees in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) earn about $500 per game for a 32-game season, or a maximum of $16,000 annually."


http://www.askmen.com/sports/business_60/77b_sports_business.html

AquaInferno
01-04-2006, 01:03 PM
they don't make that much, I had a friend who looked into it not too long ago. He makes more money as a teacher

I'll take screaming players over screaming kids any day of the week. Also look at it like this: The NFL season is pretty short, so if it's a difference of a $1,000 or 2 a year it's DEF. worth all that time off. 20 week work year :drool:

NJFINSFAN1
01-04-2006, 01:20 PM
www.salary.com

Crisis
01-04-2006, 03:27 PM
100k from NFL,
200k from patriots.

Nache
01-04-2006, 04:12 PM
100k from NFL,
200k from patriots.

:lol:

QB2RonnieTD23
01-04-2006, 04:13 PM
found this...
Base game fee is $1600 + ($100 x years of service))
This is for pre-season and regular season. Each official
gets 20 games (4 pre + 16 regular).
A playoff assignment was worth $11,000 last year (does not
depend on round or years of service). The superbowl was
worth $25,000. An official will work a maximum of 1 playoff
game and the Superbowl officials will have worked 1 playoff
game (usually wild card round).

7 officials who were on the bubble that did not get a
post season assignment get the Pro Bowl which was worth
4 days in Hawaii and a $3000 game fee (It's actually a
disapointment to get the Pro Bowl)

In retirement (with the current contract), an official can
expect to get $150 x years of service per month.

The NFL officials contract is up at the end of this
season ... let's see what happens to the stats above. Word
is that they are looking to settle for no less that twice
their current compensation.

wow...thats great info, thanks a lot.

Amars
01-04-2006, 04:24 PM
100k from NFL,
200k from patriots.


Aint that the truth

duss12
01-04-2006, 04:43 PM
it's not that much but still good money vs number of hours put in

AquaInferno
01-04-2006, 05:07 PM
it's not that much but still good money vs number of hours put in

Exactly, plus you get summer months off for the most part, I haven't had a summer vacation since highschool and I'm starting to miss em. I think I need to become an NFL referee.

Garminator
01-05-2006, 01:41 PM
100k from NFL,
200k from patriots.

TRUE!!! :sidelol:

FinaciousOne
01-05-2006, 02:23 PM
100k from NFL,
200k from patriots.

Wayne H. must not know about this? :eek:

He's generally not one to be outbid.

Roman529
01-06-2006, 05:00 AM
Most NFL refs have other jobs...like being lawyers or college professors...it is good money for a part time job...most other pro sports consider their refs to be working full time....sounds like baseball umps have the sweetest deals...probably because they have great unions. Still NFL refs have 16 games....and only one game a week....I would take that over the rest.

OurHeartAndSoul
01-07-2006, 12:55 AM
Most NFL refs have other jobs...like being lawyers or college professors.

Or if I am not mistaking, Surf shop owners. :lol: I'm pretty sure that's what Mike Carey does.

upstart
01-07-2006, 12:59 PM
100k from NFL,
200k from patriots.

:sidelol: