Umpires, referees, and other sports officials

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Total Workforce
28.1k
Average Age
28.1
Average Salary
$13,025
Average Male Salary
$14,385
Average Female Salary
$6,926

About

Umpires, referees, and other sports officials are most often employed by the Amusement & Recreation industry. The average yearly wage for Umpires, referees, and other sports officials was $13,025 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Umpires, referees, and other sports officials by wage are Fast food and counter workers, Dishwashers, and Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Umpires, referees, and other sports officials are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Umpires, referees, and other sports officials are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Umpires, referees, and other sports officials and on wages and locations for those in the field. Amusement & Recreation is the industry that employs the most Umpires, referees, and other sports officials, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Umpires, referees, and other sports officials, by average wage, is Spectator sports. Umpires, referees, and other sports officials are paid most in Dayton & Riverside Cities PUMA, OH but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$13,025
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,855

In 2018, Umpires, referees, and other sports officials earned an average of $13,025, $40,863 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Dishwashers make somewhat more than Umpires, referees, and other sports officials while Fast food and counter workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Umpires, referees, and other sports officials as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.614
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Umpires, referees, and other sports officials had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.614, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Umpires, referees, and other sports officials (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Umpires, referees, and other sports officials.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Umpires, referees, and other sports officials

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Umpires, referees, and other sports officials.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Umpires, referees, and other sports officials, by number of employees, are Amusement & Recreation, Spectator sports, and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Umpires, referees, and other sports officials, by average wage, are Spectator sports, Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions, and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Industries by Share

28.1k
2018 Workforce
± 4,114

This graphic shows the share of Umpires, referees, and other sports officials employed by various industries. Amusement & Recreation employs the largest share of Umpires, referees, and other sports officials at  40.9%, followed by Spectator sports with 23.7% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 13.1%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Umpires, referees, and other sports officials in the US. The average age of male Umpires, referees, and other sports officials in the workforce is 29.1 and of female Umpires, referees, and other sports officials is 23.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Umpires, referees, and other sports officials is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

23k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,720
5.12k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,757

81.8% of Umpires, referees, and other sports officials are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Umpires, referees, and other sports officials.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Umpires, referees, and other sports officials
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

75.4% of Umpires, referees, and other sports officials are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.1% of Umpires, referees, and other sports officials, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Umpires, referees, and other sports officials.

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Age by Gender

29.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.83
23.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.34

The median age of Umpires, referees, and other sports officials is 28.1, and Male employees are generally 5.49 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Umpires, referees, and other sports officials from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Umpires, referees, and other sports officials is Education but a relatively high number of Umpires, referees, and other sports officials hold a major in Education.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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