The 2015 NFL football season kicks off today and during the course of the season you will probably
be cursing the referees. How much do these officials make for their services? Here is some info:
NFL officials also got a boost in late 2012 when the NFL Referees Association signed a new contract with the league.
Based on the new contract between the NFL and the NFLRA signed in September 2012, NFL referees will earn an average of $173,000 in 2013, and move up to an average of $205,000 by 2019.
NFL referees also have a generous pension plan that was a major bone of contention during the contract talks with the league. The negotiations produced a compromise where the pension plan remains in effect for five more years, but after that will switch to 401k retirement plans.