To all refs out there [NFR]

Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by jdm2662, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. jdm2662

    jdm2662 New Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Hillside, IL
    I've been reffing as an IHSA ref for the past 1.5 years. I'm only curious as to how much one is making for such games. I feel the assigner I've been working with has been ripping me off, considering I was paid more for U10 games then I am for Freshman games. any feedback?? I'm also considering getting a USSF license to do club teams. How much does one typically get paid for those games??
  2. kevbrunton

    kevbrunton New Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    Edwardsburg, MI
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I referee HS in Indiana -- the South Bend area as well as College and USSF.

    Our "normal" high school pay scale is $40 for JV / freshman games and $50 for Varsity. Most JV and Frosh games are 2 man, most Varsity are 3 man. Whether 2 man or 3 man, the whole crew gets paid the same amount. Some schools pay a little less ($35/45) either begging "poor" or due to budget cycles. Also, I know that over in the Fort Wayne area, their normal scale is $35 JV and $45 Var.

    For USSF games, the pay scale varies widely from $20/15/15 (CR/AR/AR) for U10 games up to $45/30/30 for U17-U19 games. Some recreational games are less.

    By the way, I don't know about over there, but over here, the assignor has nothing to do with the pay. Our referee association sits down with the principles and AD's and negotiates a "standard" scale, but when push comes to shove, the schools set the pay rate. A few that are the outlying schools where referees have to travel pay a little more and even provide some perks -- one provides dinner at a local diner after the games for all referees that go way out in podunkville to work their games.

    Hope this helps.
  3. jdm2662

    jdm2662 New Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Hillside, IL
    Yes, it helps alot. Thanks. I've already talked to my high school coach, and I'm going to see him tommorrow and ask if he can find me a different assignor, or other ways to get games in general. If anyone else can provide info, it will be greatly appreicated.
  4. USSF games in NISL (U17-U19) pay $40 for the CR. Games in Metropolitan SL pay $60 for the CR and $35 for the AR. College games pay $100 for the CR but you need a separate license. Other amateur leagues pay $40-$60 per game.

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