I've had two different coaches tell me that adjudicating at competitions is the "worst paid job" in the dance industry, comparatively speaking. For instance, teaching, competing pro-am, and/or organizing a competition seem to be more productive uses of a professional's time in terms of earning money. However, I look at larger competitions and high-level professionals are adjudicating them all the time. Are all these jobs low-paid? If so, are there other incentives - besides personal enjoyment - that professionals adjudicate? I'm wondering if there's some kind of exchange that happens ("If you adjudicate my competition, I'll come adjudicate yours") or if adjudicating somehow promotes a professional's visibility or strengthens their voice in the dance community. I'm not sure!