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NBA Referee Salary: Top 10 highest paid NBA referees in 2021-22

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The National Basketball Association is a professional basketball league in North America, the league is composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada) and is one of the four major professional sports leagues. A huge amount of roles is also played by referee they earn good amount of money from NBA. Check NBA Referees Salary: Top 10 Highest Paid NBA Referees In 2021-22.

A referee needs to be calm, confident and should have a good level of concentration skills so that in high-pressure time they can make accurate decisions their profile is mostly known for precise judgment and also sometimes it’s very hectic more than it seems like an easy job but it isn’t.

There are a total of 82 games played in the regular season where only 16 teams advance to playoffs. So now let us check out the complete details of NBA Referees Salary: Top 10 Highest Paid NBA Referees In 2021-22.

NBA Referees Salary: Top 10 Highest Paid NBA Referees In 2021-22

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Match OfficialsCategory (Type)Per Match FeesPlay-Off Match FeesSemifinal and Final Match FeesYearly Earnings
James CapersProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars29K US Dollars550K US Dollars
Sean CorbinProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars29K US Dollars550K US Dollars
Tony BrothersProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars29K US Dollars550K US Dollars
Rodney MottProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars29K US Dollars550K US Dollars
Scott FosterProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars29K US Dollars550K US Dollars
Ken MauerProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars29K US Dollars550K US Dollars
Pat FraherProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars29K US Dollars550K US Dollars
Tom WashingtonProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars29K US Dollars550K US Dollars
Marc DavisProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars29K US Dollars550K US Dollars
Eric LewisProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars25K US Dollars500K US Dollars
Michael SmithProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars25K US Dollars500K US Dollars
Leon WoodProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars25K US Dollars500K US Dollars
Tony BrownProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars25K US Dollars500K US Dollars
Leon WoodProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars25K US Dollars500K US Dollars
David GuthrieProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars25K US Dollars500K US Dollars
John GobleProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars25K US Dollars500K US Dollars
Leroy RichardsonProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars25K US Dollars500K US Dollars
Scott WallProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars25K US Dollars500K US Dollars
Sean WrightProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars25K US Dollars500K US Dollars
Mark AyotteProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars25K US Dollars500K US Dollars
Derek RichardsonProfessional NBA Referee (Main)7K US Dollars9K US Dollars25K US Dollars500K US Dollars

There are some popular NBA referees who are paid higher Scott Foster, Sean Corbin, and Tony Brothers they are known to be the professional referee and most experienced ones, and recently in 2019 the match between LA Lakers and Miami Heat these professionals were there.

Also Check: Top 10 Highest Paid Players In The NBA

Per match, their income is around $1000 to $5000 per game, and they have a very special skill which they use also they do the coaching and training and get a long experience whereas higher your experience the higher amount you receive in the match there is more upcoming referee who is giving their best out there.

NBA Referees Salary Top 10 Highest Paid NBA Referees In 2021-22
NBA Referee Salary, also check Top 10 Highest Paid

NBA Salary Guide of Referee

CategoryPer Match FeesPlay-Off Match FeesYearly Earnings
Professional NBA Referees$1,500 to 3,500$3,500 to $5,000$500K
New NBA Referees$6,00Not Applicable$250K
Women NBA Referees$425Not Available$18K

Now in above mention table, you can see that the Referee is earning more money rather than NBA players, Referee per season earn around $180,000 to $550,000 their salary is decided according to the experience they have gained and their last performance are they very confident enough to take a decision in a tough time.

Also, referees with only three to four-year experience are paid around $3500 for each game as you will grow and you will gain experience your income will increase and you can reach up to a million-dollar according to your skills.

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