NFL is among most popular sports league in America. Every year NFL do the business of ($14 Billion) from a single season. But how much money do the professional referees earn who are working in the league. Who look to maintain the fairness of the game earn per match and annually. There are referees who protest about their low salaries 3 years ago. After this protest a sports website claimed that there is hike in the salary packages of the NFL referees.
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There is 3% increase in the salaries of NFL referees. The professional’s mostly selected for the big matches which include the Superbowl final. According to a sports economics magazine report which is published in 2016, a referee who is selected as main (Umpire) in the superbowl final get paid maximum upto $15,000-$20,000. The rookie referees were selected mostly for line judge, side judge and back judge during the final playoffs get paid $1,500 per playoff game.
In 2013, Sarah Thomas made history by becoming the woman referee for the NFL matches. According to sources she earned ($700) per match salary. Now in 2017, she mostly seen as official in the game at (back judge) position. There are more women referees looking to become the official in next few years in American Football League.
Umpires among the highest paid they stands behind the defensive line and linebackers. Where they check for blocks by the offensive line and defenders and to look for illegal blocks and counts all offensive players. Match referee is responsible for all general supervision of the game. He had final authority on all rulings. Match referee second most paid official in NFL match with per match fees of ($4,000). if he was rookie he will earn $800.
How much Head Linesman & Match Referee Fees Per Match:
Head Linesman duty is to check the possible off-sides, encroachment and other fouls before the snap. A professional head linesman earn upto $2,500 per match fees but a entry level referee in this position maximum get $500 per match salary. Line Judge assists the head-linesman on the other end and responsible for the action near his sideline for counting offensive players.
The back judge standing deep behind defensive secondary in the middle of the field. He look for the action of running backs, receivers and nearby defenders during the match. Side judge stands near the sideline on his side of field. His duty to check action with closer look on running backs, receivers and defenders. Center judge duty is to take decision close to the sideline on his side of the field. He see the action of running backs, receivers and defenders.