NCAA Basketball Official

What Does An NCAA Basketball Official Do?

A basketball official administers the rules and regulations during a basketball game.

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How Do I Become An NCAA Basketball Official?

There is no set requirement for working as an official at this level. Most people start at lower levels and work their way up. Most officials started as players, but this also isn’t required.

What is the Average Salary For An NCAA Basketball Official?

High – 250,000 – According to the New York Times
Median – 50,000 – According to ESPN
Low – Paid per game

What Courses Should I Take To Become An NCAA Basketball Official?

  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible
  • Communication
  • Public Speaking

What Is The Work Environment For An NCAA Basketball Official?

Basketball officials can work at any level. Pat, the official featured in this video, works at the college level. A lot of travel is required to work in this position, and officials must be in very good physical condition.

What Is The Future Outlook For An NCAA Basketball Official?

Because of the limited number of these positions, there is a lot of competition for these jobs.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada