Originally posted by jreff22:
Heard on the radio that the normal refs are trying to get a bump in pay to around $180,000 with the full benefits they already have......all of this for a part time job.
Not really. Think of it this way, It's 4 months long just for the regular season, and than you have to include the playoffs, and preseason games, and practices. All that travel kind of makes it hard to work another job, it has to be very flexible and your family has to understanding too. Considering you work monday, sunday, thursday, Seems increase in pay is right, so they can quit the other job, and spend time with the familes.. NFL referees currently earn between $42,295 and $120,998 per season. Major League baseball umpires earn anywhere from $100,000 to $280,000 per season, plus they get a generous expense account. NHL officials make even more -- from $115,000 to $220,000 per season, based on experience. 180,000 isn't such a big deal for the most popular sport in america, that makes billions of dollars, and the Ref's can be fired without a reason by the nfl also!!!!
[ Edited by TheGoldDiggerrrr on Sep 19, 2012 at 1:49 PM ]