While doing this research, one notable referee that came to mind was Dan Crawford. For the past several years, he has been found officiating very big games. Crawford has been a referee in the NBA since 1988, and is still working today. When considering that average salaries of NBA officials, it does not sound like a bad career to work towards. Depending on their time in the league, they can make anywhere from $100,000-$550,000. Pay tends to increase as their experience in the league grows.
|A picture of Dan Crawford officiating in the NBA|