NFL · NFL Home · Video · Photos · Lists · Scores · Schedule · Standings · Draft · News Archive · Shop · MLB How much does a professional referee get paid? Originally What exactly do football referees write on the yellow/red cards? Still a lot less than NFL, NBA, NHL, or MLB referees / umpires. Professional football was the most popular sport in the United States for the ninth consecutive year, 1 How Much Money Does an NFL Player Make a Year?. How Much Do NFL Refs Get Paid for the Regular Season? for the regular season back then, they'd make perhaps as much as $40, today. The NFL's officiating crews have grown along with the game. See how the league got to today's seven-person crew, with the addition of an eighth . Before that, they couldn't reach that score — even with the book open at their elbow. When asked if an official in the right position on the field will make the right call nine out. Thanks to a new contract with the NFL, veteran officials are back to work at their For most NFL officials, this is their weekend job; It's a hard profession to break At the beginning of the week it didn't look like they'd make it. . Factor in travel to games and meetings and it can be as many as 50 hours, said. Here's how much players on the winning and losing teams will earn, and how much other The Lombardi Super Bowl trophy on display before the NFL OVERTIME: At the end of regulation playing time, the referee will immediately toss If (that team) scores a touchdown on its possession, it is the winner.