How much do nfl chain gang members make per game?

The members of each Chain Gang are hired locally by the home team. There is no set standard salary, but the pay appears to range from $40 to $100 per game per person. Some teams will give the crew members a ticket to the game for their spouse or a friend.

There are typically 7 to 8 members of the crew and they work directly with the head linesman marking first downs and the line of scrimmage. Although they work with the linesman, the chain gang members are not official NFL referees.

Up until September 29th, the NFL referees were locked out of their contract with the NFL. The new contract lasts 8 years which will increase the average salary of NFL officials up to $205,000 by 2019, up from $149,000 for the 2011/12 season.

Updated on Friday, October 05 2012 at 02:19AM EDT