Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
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High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.
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Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 62% chance of automation.
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What is the likelihood that Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?
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Sentiment over time (yearly)
The number of 'Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials' job openings is expected to rise 31.7% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due 09-2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials' was $36,010, or $17 per hour
'Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials' were paid 22.2% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 12,720 people employed as 'Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials' within the United States.
This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country
Put another way, around 1 in 11 thousand people are employed as 'Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials'.
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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