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How Much Do Super Bowl Refs Make?

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Have you ever wondered how much a NFL Super Bowl referee earns?

Being one of the largest American sporting events of the year, fans and fanatics alike pay the pied piper for a memorable Super Bowl experience. Being the peacekeepers of the field, referees are paid healthily for their role in this event.

According to Sporting News, the answer to that is actually one of the NFL better-kept secrets. However, for those just dying to peek into another man’s wallet, it can be loosely estimated that the eight Super Bowl referees made a bonus of nearly $40,000.

This figure is based off of the $11,900 bonus for referees of Super Bowl 35. This is anywhere between 4 and 10 times what a referee makes in an average game (4k-10k according to CBS).