Assistant referee (football) - Salary and Career
Sports referees

Assistant referee (football) - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They ensure compliance with the regulation in sports competitions, controlling their progress, recording infractions, applying penalties and making the necessary markings to ensure the processing of these events within the rules established by Organs sports bodies.

How much does an Assistant referee (football) earn

A Assistant referee (football) earns between $1.485 and $11.567 per month, with an average monthly salary of $4.432 and a median salary of $3.924 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 111 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Assistant referee (football)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 4.432 53.179 1.108 21
1º Quartile 1.485 17.821 371 7
Median Salary 3.924 47.088 981 18
3º Quartile 8.822 105.859 2.205 41
Higher Salary 11.567 138.806 2.892 54

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • athletes, sportsmen
        • sports referees

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Main workplaces

Sports referees professionals work in different sports, working in competitions, tournaments, games and official events, in sports, recreational or associative entities, in education, etc. The vast majority of professionals are self-employed and can accumulate the role of sports referee with another occupation in the area, such as athlete, teacher, sports micro-entrepreneur, etc. Their work usually takes place on irregular dates and times, following the calendar of sporting events to which they are linked. In some activities, some professionals may work in adverse weather conditions, in uncomfortable positions for long periods, under psychological pressure.

What does it take to work in the field of Sports referees

Family occupations require different levels of minimum formal schooling, such as elementary school and high school. Vocational training can take place through basic qualification courses, lasting around two hundred hours. The desirable previous professional experience of the holders varies between more than one and five years, depending on the occupation.

Functions and activities of Assistant referee (football)

Sports referees must:

  • fulfill your entity's requests;
  • participate in knowledge activities and arbitration rules update;
  • observe posture consistent with sports referee activity;
  • manage the sports competition;
  • participate in arbitration rules knowledge and update activities;
  • enforce rules and regulations;
  • observe posture consistent with sport referee activity;
  • observe posture consistent with the activity of a sports referee;
  • observe posture consistent with sport referee activity;
  • manage the sporting competition;
  • complement to arbitration;
  • complementary arbitration;
  • observe posture befitting sport referee activity;
  • participate in arbitration rules awareness and update activities;
  • participate in knowledge activities and update of arbitration rules;
  • observe posture consistent with sports referee activity;
  • complement the arbitration;
  • maintain physical and psychological conditioning;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • complementary referee;
  • communicate;
  • observe posture consonant with sport referee activity;
  • managing the sports competition;
  • examine the general infrastructure of the event;
  • applying rules and regulations;

  • Activities

    • plan the way the refereeing team works;
    • demonstrate authority;
    • watch the performance of other arbitrators for improvement;
    • maintain your physical and mental capacity after competition;
    • register with your entity;
    • record unforeseen occurrences during the competition;
    • use sound equipment;
    • appear in uniform at competition venues;
    • preserve discipline during competition;
    • study current rules and regulations;
    • standardizing the application of rules for the competition;
    • acting whenever external interference affects the smooth running of the competition;
    • act whenever external interference affects the smooth running of the competition;
    • recycle yourself;
    • control the substitution of athletes;
    • visually inform the competition addition period;
    • fail the competition venue;
    • preserving discipline during competition;
    • request the regularization of equipment;
    • establish communication with the medical team;
    • demonstrate ability to concentrate;
    • decide on cases not specified in the rules/regulations;
    • respect the performance of the refereeing team members;
    • demonstrate suitability;
    • verbally score athletes on possible valid techniques;
    • confirm participation in events/competition;
    • use visual equipment;
    • recognize the functions of the refereeing team members;
    • making decisions during competition;
    • conduct impartially during competition;
    • fulfill the calls of your entities;
    • participate in technical meetings;
    • avoid your performance in competitions involving clubs/athletes with who maintain ties;
    • provide a medical certificate for training in the exercise of your activity (ad);
    • standardize the application of rules for the competition;
    • verbally inform the final time of the competition;
    • respect event participants;
    • become aware of responsibilities;
    • register the athletes participating in the competition;
    • demonstrate common sense;
    • demonstrate ability to work in a team;
    • perform technical gestures/signals;
    • check the conditions of the competition equipment;
    • check the policing conditions;
    • interpreting rules and regulations;
    • participate in internships;
    • behave ethically when active or not in sporting events;
    • call or introduce competitors;
    • authorize athletes to participate;
    • check the documentation of the athletes and the coaching staff;
    • practice the sport;
    • punishing athletes through signs and verbalization;
    • show your physical and mental capacity during competition;
    • use full physical and mental conditions in the exercise of the activity;
    • plan the way the referee team works;
    • record the score;
    • prevent the physical integrity of athletes;
    • examine the competition venue;
    • follow the calls of your entities;
    • demonstrate objectivity;
    • inform availability;
    • register medical care;
    • preserving consistency during competition;
    • attend punctually to competition venues;
    • record substitutions;
    • standardize the application of rules for competition;
    • develop peripheral vision;
    • request the removal of unauthorized persons from the competition area;
    • prepare yourself physically and psychologically to perform in the season;
    • operate the electronic or manual scoreboard;
    • perform theoretical and practical arbitration tests ;
    • report irregularities in the facilities/equipment;
    • request a schedule exemption;
    • delimit the area of operation of the press;
    • demonstrate emotional self-control;
    • demonstrate self-criticism;
    • confirm participation in events/competition;
    • verbally warn athletes of possible penalties;
    • participate in arbitration courses;
    • work in adverse weather conditions;
    • authorize support group presence;
    • demonstrate knowledge about the fundamentals of the sport;
    • establish communication with the support team;
    • making decisions during competition;
    • respect athletes;
    • remove periodic scale;
    • exclude support group components during the competition;
    • inform the impossibility of meeting the scale;
    • approve the competition venue;
    • inform availability;
    • operate electronic or manual scoreboard;
    • request to prevent unauthorized persons from accessing the competition area;
    • acknowledge the presence of the support group;
    • conduct yourself impartially during competition;
    • register athletes participating in the competition;
    • establish communication with the security team;
    • deciding on cases not specified in the rules/regulations;
    • demonstrate respect for hierarchy;
    • recycle;
    • acting in long journey events;
    • communicate with coaches and captains about the progress of the competition;
    • master the rules and regulations in force;
    • record penalties;
    • check the presence of medical assistance;
    • identify the team captain;
    • appear in uniform to competition venues;
    • guide the support group action procedure;
    • call or present the contestants;
    • preserving consistency throughout the competition;
    • conduct with fairness during competition;
    • check the facilities;
    • supervise the technical procedures of each modality;
    • send reports to your entities;
    • demonstrate personality;
    • demonstrate accumulated experiences as a competitor in the sport;
    • judging the actions of competitors;
    • control the timing;
    • periodically demonstrate your physical and mental capacity before competition;
    • participate in courses for category promotion;
    • fill in the competition summary;
    • check the conditions of safety equipment;
    • remove periodic schedule;
    • prepare yourself physically and psychologically to act in the season;
    • authorize the participation of athletes;
    • participate in category promotion courses;

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    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights

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