Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials (27-2023)

Occupation description:  Officiate at competitive athletic or sporting events. Detect infractions of rules and decide penalties according to established regulations. Includes all sporting officials, referees, and competition judges.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 328386 17.76 1218
United States 19,80020,700 4.8100 670760

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is strong with high employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 35,08018,36020,440 26,80040,36056,100
Alaska 38,88020,73025,090 36,82051,85060,600
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 37,95020,73021,980 30,94053,87060,760
Balance of State 41,13031,59034,030 38,11046,60059,730

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
39246 11.733.1 28.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation387
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation86
UI claimants previously working in occupation5
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 83
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training