Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials

3.1/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $13.91 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 94% (You are doomed)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials' job openings is expected to rise 29.4% by 2030
'Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials' was $28,940, or $13.91 hourly
'Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials' are paid 31.0% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 16,590 people employed as Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Officiate at competitive athletic or sporting events. Detect infractions of rules and decide penalties according to established regulations. Includes all sporting officials, referees, and competition judges.

SOC Code: 27-2023.00

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hi says
I don't agree with this, human mistake is part of the game and there would be to many scenarios for the robot to make the correct decision
Mar 13, 2020 at 02:20 PM
dabonemhaters (Highly likely) says
New AI technology will be more accurate on fouls, off-sides etc
Apr 05, 2019 at 10:47 AM
Jacob says
Human referees make sports better
Apr 02, 2019 at 01:21 AM
hello jacob says
I think the same but robots are cheaper and the companies don't care if you prefer humans over robots, all they want is the money and to save as much as they can.
Apr 05, 2019 at 10:53 AM
T says
no they don't, they change outcomes of the game in terrible ways
Aug 16, 2019 at 05:56 PM

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