NFL Referees Salaries

NFL Referees Salaries

Super Bowl is one of the big pay day for NFL team coaches, match officials, staff members and players. In 2019, a report revealed the NFL referees salaries according to their sources, NFL ref’s get paid $10k in Super Bowl. Another sports blog released the salary details of NFL match official. They revealed that rookie match referee earn ($800k) per match and professional make ($4,000) per match.

NFL Referees Salaries
Match Officials
Match Fees
Playoffs/Super Bowl Fees
Bonus
Yearly Earnings
Professional NFL Referees  
$4,000 – $5,000
$10,000
25%
$250,000
Rookie NFL Referees
$800
N/A
N/A
$10,000
Women NFL Referees
$1,500
$5,000
25%
$75,000

In the above table you can see how much nfl referees salaries each year. Professional referees hold full-time contract and also received bonus at the end of each season which increase their annual earnings maximum $270k a season. Professional referees with full time contract and on base umpiring skills selected for playoff’s and super bowl final. They earn ($10k) each for being part of Super bowl.

Rookie referees who hold part-time contract and only selected for the replacement. They earned professional full time contract on base of their development during the NFL season. Sarah Thomas is one of the best paid women referee in NFL. According to TSM Sportz report, a women referee earn maximum $1.5k for NFL match and $5k maximum if got selected for Super Bowl.

NFL match umpire salary ($5,000) made him highest paid among all other match officials during the game. Head Linesman, Line Judge, Back Judge, and Center Judge in an NFL match earn maximum ($2,500). Match referee 2nd best paid after match umpire. The rookie match umpire and referee in NFL game earn minimum $800 and maximum ($1,500). All match officials information based on reported salaries by number of sources.

Top Paid NFL Referees 2020-21
Match Officials
Match Fees
Playoffs/Super Bowl Fees
Category
Yearly Earnings
Brad Allen
$5,000
$10,000
Referee
$250,000
Barry Anderson
$5,000
$10,000
Umpire
$250,000
Walt Anderson
$5,000
$10,000
Referee
$250,000
Gary Arthur
$2,500
$5,000
Line Judge
$75,000
Michael Banks
$2,500
$5,000
Field Judge
$75,000
Allen Baynes
$5,000
$10,000
Side Referee
$250,000
Steve Zimmer
$2,500
$5,000
Field Judge
$75,000
Greg Yette
$2,500
$5,000
Back Judge
$75,000
Craig Wrolstad
$5,000
$10,000
Referee
$250,000
Steve Woods
$5,000
$10,000
Umpire
$250,000

All information based on match referees salaries gathered from trusted NFL sources, the details of match officials updated here after new season announced. If any changes made to their salary and bonus updated later.