Nhl ref salary?

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  1. Eichel 9

    Eichel 9 Registered User

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    Anyone know how much refs/linesmen get paid? I remember hearing that veterans make up to as much as $250,000. I was just curious, I also heard they make the most out of all the pro sports.
     
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    most NHL refs dont deserve 10,000.
     
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    $6.50/hr sounds right.
     
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    Major League Baseball (MLB) pays umpires anywhere from $100,000 to $280,000 US for the 162-game season, in addition to the tidy sum of over $50,000 per season for expenses. This does not include the cost of first-class air travel, which is provided. The lucky ones that get to call the games in the postseason make somewhere in the ballpark of $20,000, excluding expenses.

    National Basketball Association (NBA) referees earn anywhere from $90,000 to $225,000 for their hard work.

    Incidentally, while the National Hockey League's (NHL) athletes make less than their brethren in football, basketball and baseball, no other officials in any of the four major sports leagues make more than those in the NHL, where starters get a $115,000 salary. After a 15-year career, an NHL referee may be looking at an annual pay upwards of $220,000.

    The National Football League (NFL) pays referees anywhere from $25,000 to $70,000 per season. When you consider that the league plays 16 games and referees are considered part-time employees, you get a better sense of the disparity. But do not feel so bad for them, not only are there only 16 games in the schedule, they also get one-week intervals.

    Found some information.
     
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    thats severely underpaid ... wow I could make more than them when I finish school.
    IMO, the NFL is a business dream ... low employees salaries except for head coach and you can cut any player who underperform anytime you want.

    And the NHL players were complaining about this cba ... :help:
     
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    Doing what?
     
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    You might think its underpaid by if you do it per game style because the NFL has 16 games a season.

    MLB-$1728
    NBA-$2744
    NHL-$2683
    NFL-$4375
    These are all taken from their maximum for veterans from vanekandmax2661 post. It can differ from how many years youve reffed. As you see, the NFL refs get close to $5000 per a game. The NFL refs work part time pretty much. Its like going to work for 16 days a year and making $70k.
     
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    Not quite on the NHL refs. They have a maximum of 73 regular season games. They get paid extra for any over 73 (1/73 of annual salary). The top paid officials would then get $3014 per game in the NHL.

    For the playoffs the working refs get ~$13.5k per round. They would earn an additional $55k for reffing through the finals.
     
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    Also there are quite a few of them that are lawyers or investment bankers or have other jobs that make very good money.

    Also, not sure is the 115,000 for referees or linesmen? I remember reading about a local guy who finally got his callup to the NHL as a linesmen that started right around 75K; not sure if this was the year right before the lockout or right after. In any event if linesmen now start at 115,000 that's quite the new contract they got.
     
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    NHL Refs deserve every penny im a ref and Hockey is the toughest sport to ref
    and if u dont believe me then u should try it.
     
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    I'd say it's the most physically demanding sport to ref in, but the NFL has got to be the toughest/ involve the most pressure.

    BTW, nice first post. Did you find this thread on google?
     

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