WWE Referees among the best paid officials in world. A referee in WWE can earn maximum upto $5,000 per match. A ref in world wrestling entertainment make $15,000 from pay-per-view event. A report in 2018 claimed that wwe match officials also received bonus and extra facilities from franchise. The details of WWE referees salaries reported in year 2014 first time.
Recently WWE include a female referee, but there is a massive gap in pay-scale of male and female referees. Payscale very much different for senior and rookie referees. Rookie referees selected only for limited matches and earn maximum upto $1,000 per match fees.
|Officials||Per Match||Main Event||Annual Earnings||Appearances|
|Professional Referees||$5,000||$15,000||$500,000||Main Event & PPV-events|
|Entry-Level Referees||$800||N/A||$150,000||Only Weekly Events|
In the table you can see how referees get according to their experience. Professional referee’s have years of experience and well known with the rules and regulation of sports. According to Crucnhy Sports report professional official earn $5,000 per fight. Entry-level referee who is just made debut or started his career as ref earn $800 per fight.
Not all referee’s salary contract is same. Match officials selected for TLC, Summer Slam, Royal Rumble and Wrestle-Mania earn double. WWE referees paid higher than UFC, Boxing and Kick-boxing referees.
|Officials||Per Match||Main Event||Brand|
|Charles Robinson||$5,000||$15,000||Smack Down|
|John Cone||$3,000||$6,000||Smack Down|
|Rod Zapta||$1,500||$6,000||Smack Down|
|Jessica Carr||$500||$2,000||Smack Down|
Jessica Carr currently the only female referee. She is doing her job as a match official in Smack Down matches. According TSM Sports report, Carr earn $500 per match and her main ppv earning is $2,000. A source in 2019, Wrestling blog claimed that a senior referee offered 2-3 years contract with annual base salary maximum upto $500,000.