Timekeeper (basketball) - Salary and Career
Sports referees

Timekeeper (basketball) - 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 Timekeeper (basketball) earn

A Timekeeper (basketball) 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 Averwage.com 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 Timekeeper (basketball)

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 Timekeeper (basketball)

Sports referees must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Timekeeper (basketball) the most in the job market

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




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