UHSAA Officials Payscale

UHSAA Officials Payscale for 2017-18

SPORT VARSITY J.V./SOPH POST SEASON
Baseball $54.00 $44.00 $59.00
Basketball $59.00 (2 officials) $44.00 $64.00
Basketball $54.00 (3 officials) $44.00 $64.00
Football $59.00 (4 officials) $44.00 $64.00
Football $57.00 (5 officials) $44.00 $64.00
Soccer Referee $53.00  (Referee) $34.00 $56.00
Soccer Linesman $37.00  (Linesman) $34.00 $56.00
Softball $44.00 $39.00 $49.00
Volleyball $42.50  (R1) $32.00 $49.00
Volleyball $42.50  (R2) $32.00 $49.00
Wrestling* $54.50 $40.50 *see wrestling pay below

•  Volleyball Tournament per match:  $32.00 for varsity and $27.00 for sub-varsity (per best of 3);  $37.00 for varsity and $32.00 for sub-varsity (per best of 5)
•  Softball Tournament per game (with a maximum time limit of 90 minutes):  $37.00 per game

Officials may not be paid more or less than the fee amount stated above.  Schools may, however, offer a meal or meal stipend not more than $10 per person if needed to support officials in difficult travel areas.

Mileage Reimbursement:
Driver:  $.46 per mile for all miles over 50 that the official has driven.
Rider:  $.11 per mile for all miles traveled over 50. 
Assigners will make every effort to assign officials to games in an effort to reduce mileage fees to schools. 

 

*WRESTLING TOURNAMENT PAY SCALE (14 WEIGHTS)

VARSITY: Dual meet value:  $54.50 initial, $48.50 subsequent            

JUNIOR VARSITY: Dual meet value:  $40.50 initial, $34.50 subsequent

For varsity tournaments, pay will be the greater of $150.00 per day (6 hours or more) OR $54.50 for the first dual equivalent (14 individual matches) and $48.50 for each dual equivalent thereafter. For subvarsity tournaments, pay will be the greater of $100.00 per day (6 hours or more) OR $40.50 for the first dual equivalent (14 individual matches) and $34.50 for each dual equivalent thereafter

Dual meet wrestling tournaments are paid for each dual officiating in accordance with the above rates.
Region wrestling tournaments pay the same rate paid for regular season tournaments.
State wrestling tournament pays a base rate of $180.00 per day.
Mileage is added for each official as well.

A.  Daily minimums or dual meet values will dictate the cost of ALL tournaments except the State Tournament.
B.  Add $.46 (driver) per mile and $.11 cents (rider) per mile over 50 miles to all dual meets and tournaments.
C.  Byes in tourneys may be deducted out of the pay but exhibition matches beyond 14 individual matches per dual will be paid $2.50 per individual match.

 

Officials’ Pay Increases
$1.50 increase for 2012-13 and 2013-14. $1.00 increase for 2014-15. Mileage will increase by $.02 in each of the 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 seasons.
A new increase is currently being negoitiated between the Officials Associations and the UHSAA Member Schools.

GENERAL PAYMENT INFORMATION

  1. Payment should be received within 10 days of the contest date.  Officials are required to sign-up and have an active ArbiterPay account.  This will accommodate those schools currently using ArbiterPay as the vehicle for payment of officials. Officials should, if possible, be paid at the contest site prior to the start of the contest. However, if a school does not have the check ready, or it is made out incorrectly due to late changes, the school administrator should mail the payment as soon as possible. 
  2. Officials shall receive one fee per contest.  In the case where an official works a game shorthanded, it is recommended that he/she should be paid half a game fee in addition to a full game fee (For soccer – see note below).  Schools should contact the UHSAA office when this occurs.  In rare cases where a game is assigned by the arbiter to be worked shorthanded, schools are encouraged to pay the extra half game fee.
  3. Officials and schools shall not be permitted to negotiate fees or mileage less than those printed in this manual and in the UHSAA Constitution and By-laws.
  4. ArbiterPay will be used by the UHSAA for all state tournament games.  Payment for working a state tournament game will take place at the conclusion of each of the individual state tournaments.
  5. Should a contest be stopped because of conditions beyond the control of the officials (weather, power outage, etc.) before the contest is started and after the officials arrive at the site or before the contest is one half completed, the officials will be paid 1/2 a game fee plus the mileage.  Should the contest be more than one-half completed, the officials will receive the standard amount paid for a completed game plus mileage.
  6. In the event less than half the game was played, every effort will be made by the arbiters to assign the same officials to the game, however, if that cannot occur, the new officials should be paid a full game fee plus mileage to complete the game.  If the same officials come to finish the game they should be paid 1/2 game fee plus mileage.  If more than half the game has been played and different officials come to the game, they should be paid 1/2 game fee plus mileage. If the same officials come to finish the game they should only be paid mileage as they received a full game fee when the game was suspended (refer to Article VIII for the Suspended game procedure).

Note:  in the event a two-person system is used in a varsity soccer game, each official should be paid the $52.00 referee fee for the contest plus mileage.