How Much Money Do Umpires Make During NFL Playoffs? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
We wait all year for the NFL Playoffs. The intensity of the games, the Super Bowl commercial and half time showbeing together with friends and family – what could be better?
Soccer players are idolized for their post-season performance, but what about everyone else who makes sure games run smoothly? In particular, what about referees? They also run up and down the field, abide by the rules and ultimately play a part in the game results.
As we pull forward into the NFL postseason, here’s a little insight into umpires and what their compensation looks like in January and February:
How Much Does an NFL Referee Get Paid in the Regular Season?
The NFL does not release salary figures for umpires, but according to Sporting news, the highest paid NFL referees earn $250,000 annually. NFL umpires usually make up for it on average $205,000 per year.
Are NFL referees paid per game?
Refs are not actually paid per game, but annually. They earn a fixed salary for the season and then bonuses, which can come per game or for working after the season.
How Much Do Umpires Get Paid for NFL Playoff Games?
When it comes to the NFL’s postseason, umpires can receive bonuses anywhere between $1,500 – $5,000 per playoff game.
How Much Does a Super Bowl Umpire Get Paid?
In addition to their regular annual salaries and other post-season bonuses, the added bonus for playing the biggest game of the year averages between $40,000 and $50,000, according to Money. com.
What Do NFL Umpires Do During the Offseason?
Being an NFL referee is only a part-time job. They do not receive a benefit, but they do receive one 401k plan.
Referees, like football players, go to mini camps and training camps. Here they practice serving to prepare for the regular season, just as players practice for their upcoming seasons.