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Most NFL referees do in fact have other jobs, ranging from dairy farmer to teacher to attorney to entrepreneur/inventor. The NFL is the only major sports league in the US that does not hire referees on a full time basis and, contrary to what most people seem to believe, the pay is not amazing ($25.000-$70/000/year. Baseball refs start at $120k and top out at $300k+, plus per diem on road trip plus benefits. Basketball refs range from $100-300k plus benefits. NHL refs make $72-255k).

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Most NFL referees have other jobs and work those during the off season. Some NFL referees are business owners or attorneys.

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they trian for there next game

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