Reserve referee (soccer) - Salary and Career
Sports referees

Reserve referee (soccer) - 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 Reserve referee (soccer) earn

A Reserve referee (soccer) 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 Reserve referee (soccer)

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 Reserve referee (soccer)

Sports referees must:

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

  • Activities

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

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