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NHL Referees Salary Chart:
|Match Officials||Role||Per Match Fees||Yearly Earnings|
|Brad Meier||Match Referee||2K US Dollars||400K US Dollars|
|Tom Chmielewski||Match Referee||2K US Dollars||400K US Dollars|
|Dean Morton||Match Referee||1.5K US Dollars||370K US Dollars|
|Pierre Lambert||Match Referee||1.5K US Dollars||370K US Dollars|
|Jacob Brenk||Match Referee||1K US Dollars||330K US Dollars|
|Steve Barton||Linesman||8 Hundred US Dollars||250K US Dollars|
|John Grandt||Linesman||8 Hundred US Dollars||250K US Dollars|
|Lonnie Cameron||Linesman||8 Hundred US Dollars||250K US Dollars|
|Don Henderson||Linesman||8 Hundred US Dollars||250K US Dollars|
|Derek Amell||Linesman||6.5 Hundred US Dollars||220K US Dollars|
|Shandor Alphonso||Linesman||5 Hundred US Dollars||200K US Dollars|
|David Brisebois||Linesman||5 Hundred US Dollars||200K US Dollars|
Yearly Earnings: Professional NHL match referees’ yearly earnings range stands between 300K to 500K US Dollars. The top paid ones take equal or more than 400 thousand USD per year. The linesman earn comparatively lower as their yearly income range is between 200 thousand to 350 thousand USD. Most of them make around 250K USD in a year. Apart from these, the rookie NHL referees who are just at the beginning of their career has the chance to make up to $50K in a year.
Category Based Salary Chart for the NHL Referees:
|Category||Yearly Earnings||Per Match Fees||Play Offs||All Star Match|
|Match Referees||300K – 500K US Dollars||1K – 2K US Dollars||5K US Dollars||10K US Dollars|
|Linesman||200K – 350K US Dollars||500 – 800 US Dollars||1.25K US Dollars||4K US Dollars|
|Rookie Referees||50K US Dollars||300 US Dollars||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
Per Match Fees: Match Referees are the highest paid officials in the NHL. They pocket around 1 thousand to 2 thousand USD for officiating a single NHL fixture. They are followed by the linesman who generally get 500 to 800 US Dollars per game. The rookie referees who are also called the entry level referees are paid only 300 USD for operating a match.
Play Offs Match Fees: Play offs provide the officials more money than the initial round matches. Match referees get around 4K to 5K USD for their duties in a play off fixture. The linesman as expected earn lesser. Their average salary for a play off match is $1.25K. By the way, the rookie referees are not selected for the play off games. They at least need to 2-3 years’ experience to get a professional contract to be selected for these matches.
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All Star Match Fees: The fees for the all star matches for the referees and the linesman are 10 thousand USD and 4 thousand USD Respectively.