On average, college football referees get paid $3,000 per game. The exact salary differs based on the division, conference and type of game, such as a conference championship or bowl game.
College football referees get paid more per game than referees for other sports, although there are significantly less games within the season each year. Hockey referees, for examples, make approximately $400 per game for Division 1 teams. College basketball referees pay varies, but some can make as much as $2,000 per game. Referees for professional games, such as the National Football League, can make as much as six figures in one season.