How many times have you attended a high school athletic event, watched fans yell at the officials and then said to yourself: "I wouldn't do that job for all the money in the world?"
That raises an interesting point. Just how much money do high school officials make when they officiate a game?
The rate varies from sport to sport. Varsity football officials make $59 when four work a game and $57 when five officiate. That goes up to $64 for postseason games. Basketball officials make $59 when two work a game, $54 with three officials and $64 for the postseason, with junior varsity and sophomore refs getting $44.