A CRICKET umpire can officiate for junior, school and club matches or work towards umpiring at a state, national or international level. Less advanced umpires work on a casual basis. Accreditation is provided through training programs appropriate to the grade offered by the South Australian Cricket Association and Cricket Australia.
$10 an hour for junior/club games to $250,000 a year for senior international umpires.
Umpires get a birds-eye view of the sport and spend their work days in the sunshine. Elite international umpires travel the world following the summer season because it is a summer sport. They potentially work on-field 75 days a year.