Basketball referee - Salary and Career
Sports referees

Basketball referee - 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 Basketball referee earn

A Basketball referee earns between $1.326 and $5.575 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.935 and a median salary of $3.048 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 10 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Basketball referee

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.935 35.215 734 18
1º Quartile 1.326 15.912 332 8
Median Salary 3.048 36.570 762 18
3º Quartile 4.252 51.024 1.063 26
Higher Salary 5.575 66.904 1.394 34

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 Basketball referee

Sports referees must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Basketball referee the most in the job market

    • associative activities
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • social, sports and similar clubs

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