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SNOA Compensation

All officials working games or events under the auspices of SNOA serve as Independent Contractors with the Association. Assignments are made by the Assignor through the use of the Arbiter for the particular sport. Assignments are earned and are not guaranteed. All officials are compensated by SNOA and disbursement is made through REFPAY. All SNOA Officials must sign up for a REFPAY account in order to be compensated for games worked within SNOA.

Any official having a discrepancy regarding his/her pay should bring the matter to the attention of their sport assignor immediately. The sport assignor will research the issue, and if an issue is found, the sport assignor will report the issue to the SNOA Treasurer. Any official going directly to the SNOA Treasurer will be referred back to the sport assignor.

High School game fees for Varsity, J.V. and Freshman (B) level games are established by the NIAA on a year to year basis (see NIAA fee schedule below). Fees for auxiliary personnel (basketball/volleyball scorers and timers, volleyball line judges, and football auxiliary personnel) are negotiated separately between SNOA and the Clark County School District (CCSD) as well as some non-CCSD schools that also use SNOA auxiliary personnel. All youth sports rates are negotiated between the organization that SNOA is supplying officials for and the SNOA Board of Control.


All Auxiliary Personnel (basketball/volleyball scorers and timers, volleyball line judges, and football chain crew members and clock operators) will receive $25.50 for all contests worked within SNOA. Travel pay is paid to drivers and passengers for out of town games, in accordance with established mileage tables. Latest information from NIAA shows travel is compensated at the rate of $0.545 per mile for the driver and $0.20 per mile for rider(s). The following table shows what is authorized for travel to out of town schools.

NOTE: Rates are subject to change.

Each official incurs certain charges as a member of the NIAA and SNOA. These fees are listed below on the deductions chart.


NIAA Registration Fees (must be paid upfront to NIAA at

Deduction Code Explanation
Initial NIAA Sport $20.00 NIAA Initial sport fee. $20.00 for each additional NIAA sport registration
Insurance $17.00 NFHS Insurance (one-time fee per school year)
Background Check $9.50 NIAA background check fee (one-time fee per school year)
AUX Fees paid at registration $26.50 Includes background check fee ($9.50)/NFHS Insurance fee ($17.00)

SNOA Dues (deducted from officials SNOA pay period)

Deduction Code Explanation
Game Fee Assessment 6% 6% of game fees (travel pay is not assessed)
Initial Registration Fee $15.00 One-time fee when first joining SNOA
Annual Dues $25.00 $15.00 Banquet fee; $10.00 Initial Sport Worked; $10.00 each additional sport
Rule Books TBD New members must pay at registration; returning members cost is deducted from 1st check
Clothing TBD Uniform items purchased through SNOA
Fines TBD Fines levied against the official
ArbiterSports RefPay NASO NFHS Honigs NIAA LasVegasSun Nevadapreps