How Much Does an NFL Referee Make for the Super Bowl?

How Much Does an NFL Referee Make for the Super Bowl?

How Much Does an NFL Referee Make for the Super Bowl?

The average NFL salary for referees for the 2013-2014 season was $173,000. The salary for NFL referees is expected to climb to over $201,000 by 2019. A Super Bowl referee then is paid in relation to the overall salary he earns each year.

Even though the referee job is considered a part-time gig, referees in the NFL must do more than show up for the game once a week. They are also required to spend at least 35 hours each week preparing for the event, studying the rules and training physically. Travel time is also a part of the assignment. Rookie referees usually start at around $78,000 annually.

While baseball referees and umpires typically make more than NFL referees, they also work multiple games each week.