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

  Average 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.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 33,99017,89019,300 24,87038,83057,750
Alaska 44,85019,19033,120 45,60056,68062,500
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 40,64018,86024,280 41,30054,75059,970

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
42653 12.430.7 25.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation374
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation88
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 65
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 65.0

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