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NFL Referees Salary 2021

NFL Referees SalaryIt doesn’t need mentioning that National Football League is not only one of the most popular sports in United States of America but also one of the highest paying sports in the planet. Although refereeing is a part time job for most of the NFL refs, it still provides them so much money. Many of them earn 6 digit salary in a year which helps them getting richer. In this article we will inform you how much the NFL referees earn as the match fee, play off or super bowl fees and also how much they make annually.

NFL Referees Salary List:

Referee’s Name Role Annual Salary Per Match Fees Play Off / Super Bowl Fees
Brad Allen Referee 250K US Dollars 5K US Dollars 10K US Dollars
Walt Anderson Referee 250K US Dollars 5K US Dollars 10K US Dollars
Craig Wrolstad Referee 250K US Dollars 5K US Dollars 10K US Dollars
Barry Anderson Umpire 250K US Dollars 5K US Dollars 10K US Dollars
Steve Woods Umpire 250K US Dollars 5K US Dollars 10K US Dollars
Allen Baynes Side Referee 250K US Dollars 5K US Dollars 10K US Dollars
Gary Arthur Line Judge 75K US Dollars 2.5K US Dollars 5K US Dollars
Steve Zimmer Field Judge 75K US Dollars 2.5K US Dollars 5K US Dollars
Michael Banks Field Judge 75K US Dollars 2.5K US Dollars 5K US Dollars
Greg Yette Back Judge 75K US Dollars 2.5K US Dollars 5K US Dollars

Per Match Fees: Professional NFL referees get around 2.5 thousand to 5 thousand US Dollars for officiating a single NFL game. The top paid ones generally receive 5K USD. The female referees are paid 1.5 thousand USD per game. The rookie referees who are generally at entry level gets $800 for operating a NFL match.

Play Off / Super Bowl Fees: Play Off or Super Bowl matches are a superb occasion for the NFL referees to earn bigger. The pro refs generally receive 5K to 10K US Dollars for officiating a play off fixture. Female referees take 5K US Dollars for the very same purpose. However, the rookie referees are not selected for those games.

Category Based Salary Chart of the NFL Referees:

Category Annual Salary Per Match Fees Play Off / Super Bowl Fees Bonus
Professional NFL Referees 75K – 250K US Dollars 2.5K – 5K US Dollars 5K – 10K US Dollars 25%
Female NFL Referees 75K US Dollars 1.5K US Dollars 5K US Dollars 25%
Rookie NFL Referees 10K US Dollars 800 US Dollars N/A N/A

Annual Salary: Highest paid NFL referees mostly make 6 digit salaries in a year. The experienced and the star referees may even make up to 250 thousand US Dollars. The lower range of the annual salaries for the professional referees is around 75 thousand USD. The female referees also make around 75K USD per year. The rookie referees who are generally new faces and has no or less experience get paid around 10 thousand USD in a year.

Bonus: The professional referees along with the female refs also get bonus from the authority. They get 25% bonus from the NFL committee. However, the rookies doesn’t get any bonus until they become a professional referee.

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