When we watch matches, there is a lot of pressure on the players but referees also have an important role in the game and they have specific duties depending on each situation.
Whenever there is a match, be it professional or college, seven officials are on the field during football games.
Those positions include referee, umpire, head linesman, line judge, field judge, side judge, back judge and center judge.
Cheerleaders have been a part of the Gameday experience since 1954. Of the 32 NFL teams, 26 have cheerleaders performing during their home games.
The pay changes of NFL officials are based on their role and seniority. NFL referees also earn a substantial pension plan on top of base pay.
The salaries of NFL officials vary, but most of them make a considerable amount of money.
Officially, the salary of an NFL referee is not disclosed. However, it is estimated that starting in 2019, an NFL referee earned an average of $205,000.
On the other hand, NFL cheerleaders are not paid very well. Until recently, some teams were paying him less than the minimum wage.
However in the last few years things have changed and his salary has been increased. Nevertheless, their salaries are significantly lower than those of players or other NFL employees.
The typical rate of pay for NFL cheerleaders is $150 per game day and $50–75 per public appearance, which roughly translates to $22,500 per year, according to different reports.