How much do Rugby Referees Get Paid in 2021

Rugby Referees SalaryWe are discussing the wage fees and annual earning ranges of the match officials of the various sports. In this episode we will bring you the stories of the referees of another popular sport Rugby. We will reveal you how much the rugby referees from different categories receive as their match fees, what amount of bonus they pocket on occasions. You will also know how much money they take home in a year as well.

Rugby Referees’ Category Based Salary Chart:

Category Per Match Fees Extra Money Bonus Yearly Income
Professional Referees 1.5 Thousand US Dollars 3.5 Thousand US Dollars 220 Thousand US Dollars
Women Referees 3 Hundred US Dollars Not Applicable 32.5 Thousand US Dollars
Entry Level Referees 4.5 Hundred US Dollars Not Applicable 55 Thousand US Dollars
Professional Touch Judges 5 Hundred US Dollars Not Available Not Available
Professional Video Referees 2 Hundred US Dollars Not Available Not Available

The List of Rugby Referees Salary:

Match Officials Country Role Per Match Fees World Cup Match Fees Extra Money Bonus Yearly Earnings
Wayne Barnes England Match Referee (International) 1.5K US Dollars 2K US Dollars 3.5K US Dollars 220K US Dollars
Pascal Gauzere France Match Referee (International) 1.5K US Dollars 2K US Dollars 3.5K US Dollars 220K US Dollars
Romain Poite France Match Referee (International) 1.5K US Dollars 2K US Dollars 3.5K US Dollars 220K US Dollars
Jerome Garcs France Match Referee (International) 1.5K US Dollars 2K US Dollars 3.5K US Dollars 220K US Dollars
Craig Joubert South Africa Match Referee (International) 1.5K US Dollars 2K US Dollars 3.5K US Dollars 220K US Dollars
Jaco Peyper South Africa Match Referee (International) 1.5K US Dollars 2K US Dollars 3.5K US Dollars 220K US Dollars
Mathieu Raynal France Match Referee (International) 1.5K US Dollars 2K US Dollars 3.5K US Dollars 220K US Dollars
JP Doyle England Match Referee (International) 1.5K US Dollars 2K US Dollars 3.5K US Dollars 220K US Dollars
Nigel Owens Wales Match Referee (International) 1.5K US Dollars 2K US Dollars 3.5K US Dollars 220K US Dollars
George Clancy Ireland Match Referee (International) 1.5K US Dollars 2K US Dollars 3.5K US Dollars 220K US Dollars
Chris Pollock New Zealand Match Referee (International) 1.5K US Dollars 2K US Dollars 3.5K US Dollars 220K US Dollars
Ben O’Keeffe New Zealand Match Referee (International) 1.3K US Dollars 2K US Dollars 3.5K US Dollars 200K US Dollars
Paul Williams New Zealand Match Referee (International) 1.3K US Dollars 2K US Dollars 3.5K US Dollars 200K US Dollars
Nic Berry Australia Match Referee (International) 1.3K US Dollars 2K US Dollars 3.5K US Dollars 200K US Dollars
Angus Gardner Australia Match Referee (International) 1.3K US Dollars 2K US Dollars 3.5K US Dollars 200K US Dollars
Luke Pearce England Match Referee (International) 1.3K US Dollars 2K US Dollars 3.5K US Dollars 200K US Dollars

Per Match Fees: Rugby Referees’ match fees vary depending on both on their category as well as the competitions. A professional match referee earns up to 1500 US Dollars for officiating an international fixture. However, some of them earn a bit lower as they bag around 1300 USD per game. World Cup is a great source of income for all those professional match referees. Each and every one of them pocket 2K USD for operating a single world cup encounter. The domestic rugby competitions provide the refs quite lower than the international matches. Australian rugby league referees receive 5 hundred USD for their duties in a single match meanwhile the Premiership Rugby refs get $350 for the same purpose.

Rookie referees who are only at the entry level generally get paid 450 USD for conducting a rugby match. The women officials are the lowest paid among the match referees. The female officials just get $300 per game which is quite lower comparatively.

Competition Based Match Fee List for the Professional Match Referees:

Competition Per Match Fees (Professional Referees)
Australian Rugby League 5 Hundred US Dollars
Premiership Rugby 3.5 Hundred US Dollars
World Cup 2 Thousand US Dollars
International Encounters 1.3-1.5 Thousand US Dollars

Yearly Income: Yearly incomes of the rugby officials also varied with the category. The professional match referees generally take up to 220 thousand USD per year. The entry level refs who are generally junior and quite inexperienced, can make around 55 thousand USD in a year. On the other side, the women referees collect a bit more than 30K US Dollars for their contributions throughout a year.

Extra Money Bonus: The professional star referees of rugby also get extra money bonus from the authorities. Their bonus amount is something around $3.5K which is quite good for sure. However, the bonuses are not applicable for the rookie referees.

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