IPL Umpires Salaries | How Much Do Umpires Earn in IPL Matches?

IPL Umpires Salaries

IPL is one of the most famous cricket leagues in the world. While IPL offers high salaries to its players, it also has a good wage system for its staff, including umpires. Their salaries have increased compared to previous years. Let’s look at IPL umpires salaries and how much they earn per match. 

IPL Umpires Salaries 2024

The IPL umpires are divided into two categories:

Elite Umpires

These are the most experienced umpires and receive the highest salaries. Their income has increased – in 2023, they earned ₹175k per match, and this year it’s ₹198k.

Additionally, they benefit from sponsorship deals worth up to ₹7.33 lakh at the end of the season. Elite umpires also get a daily allowance of ₹12.5k to cover travel and housing expenses. This translates to roughly ₹30 lakh per season for elite referees.

Also Read: IPL Player’s Salaries

Developmental Umpires

This category provides opportunities for new umpires to gain experience officiating in big matches. They receive a salary of ₹59k per match (increased from ₹40k last year) but don’t get the daily allowance provided to elite umpires. However, they benefit from training and guidance from the elite referees.

Foreign Umpires

Foreign umpires participate in the IPL and receive the same salaries as their Indian counterparts within their respective categories (Elite or Development).

Categories Salary/Match Sponsorships
Elite Umpires $3k $12k
Beginners $700 N/A

How Much Do IPL Umpires Get Earn?

The total income for an umpire depends on their experience and performance.

Contract Salary:

The contracted salary of the umpires depends on their experience and performance in the matches. The top-level referees earn a $3k salary per match in IPL. In contrast, beginner umpires get the lowest contract salary. They charge a $700 fee per match.


Different companies are offered sponsorships for the umpires, which are helped to increase their salaries. At the end of the tournament, each referee’ will earn ₹7.33k from the sponsorship deal. That year’s sponsorship deals have a good boost to referees’ salaries compared to last year.

Qualifiers Bonuses:

When the umpires qualify for the eliminator matches, they get extra money. Only the Elite umpires are selected for this, not beginners.

Also Read: IPL Prize Money

Highest Paid IPL Umpires 2024

All Elite Panel umpires are considered the highest-paid umpires in the IPL, earning ₹198k per match.

Umpire Fee/Match Sponsorship
Anil Chaudhary ₹198k ₹7.33k
C. Shamshuddin ₹198k ₹7.33k
Christopher Gaffaney ₹198k ₹7.33k
Nitin Menon ₹198k ₹7.33k
Paul Reiffel ₹198k ₹7.33k
Richard Illingworth ₹198k ₹7.33k
S. Ravi ₹198k ₹7.33k
Ulhas Gandhe ₹198k ₹7.33k
Vineet Kulkarni ₹198k ₹7.33k
Anil Dandekar ₹59k ₹7.33k
K Srinivasan ₹59k ₹7.33k
Pashchim Pathak ₹59k ₹7.33k
Virender Sharma ₹59k ₹7.33k
Yashwant Barde ₹59k ₹7.33k
Aqeel Ahmad
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