How much money does a college basketball official earn?
Info below on upper tier DI officials is incorrect. "Big Six" conference officials are paid approximately 750 per game for the two support officials and 900 for the lead official. The also get a per diem for food on game day and their travel is paid for by the host school. They are independent contractors.
Div III, Comm. and JUCO make anywhere from $50 - $150, depending on level.
D2 would AVERAGE about $250,
Lower D1 anywhere from $450- $1200
Upper tier D1 (ACC, Pac-10, Big 12, etc) make anywhere from $1600-2000, depending on conference and if its a conference game.
For all except some D III, the check is waiting for you when you get to the game.