WWE Referees Salaries

WWE Referees Match Fees 2020

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.

WWE Referees Per Match Fees & Bonus (2021)
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.

WWE Referees pay scale 2020

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.

WWE Referees Salaries 2020 (Match Fees)
Officials Per Match Main Event Brand
Charles Robinson $5,000 $15,000 Smack Down
Mike Chioda $5,000 $15,000 Raw
Chad Patton $5,000 $15,000 Raw
John Cone $3,000 $6,000 Smack Down
Rod Zapta $1,500 $6,000 Smack Down
Ryan Tran $1,500 $4,500 Raw
Drake Wuertz $2,500 $5,000 NXT
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.