Minor League Baseball Umpire

    • Job Tracking ID: 512905-678949
    • Job Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: 9mp contract
    • Date Updated: April 15, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Starting Date: As Soon As Possible
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Job Description:

Each year Minor League Baseball Umpire Development recommends new candidates to serve as umpires for Minor League Baseball. These candidates have good training, strong ability as umpires, and a keen desire to succeed. The job of a professional baseball umpire requires quick thinking, common sense, and confidence. When the ball is in play, the umpire sees the action, assesses the situation and makes the call -- all in a matter of seconds. The successful umpire has a thorough knowledge of the rulebook, is even-tempered, and is mentally strong enough to handle situations under stressful conditions. A professional umpire is expected to hustle, be alert, be in excellent physical condition, and have a neat appearance.

Umpires seeking a job in professional baseball must meet some basic requirements. Each applicant must have:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D.
  • Reasonable body weight
  • 20/20 vision (with or without glasses or contact lenses)
  • Good communication skills
  • Quick reflexes and good coordination
  • Some athletic ability
  • Required preliminary training for the job (i.e., MiLBUmpireAcademy.com or certified professional umpire school)
  • A driving record that makes him or her insurable and able to drive employer-provided transportation

Experience and Skills:


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Driver’s License (Required)

Other Requirements:

  • Travel up to 100% during season
  • Must be available to attend the Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy (MiLBUmpireAcademy.com)


Triple-A: $58-66 daily
Double-A: $50-58 daily
Class A: $44.50-52.50 daily

Salaries may vary from the above ranges due to service time. Per diem amounts vary from the above ranges due to annual $2 increase starting in 2017.

Salary: $2,000.00 to $3,900.00 /month