UFC Referees Salary 2021

UFC Referees SalaryJust like the other sports, referees are the essential part of an UFC match as well. You may know about the salaries of the many well known Ultimate Fighting Championship superstars. But our this article will help you knowing how much the UFC referees of different categories earn from main card matches, high profile fights as well as how much money they make for their services throughout a year.

UFC Referees Salary Chart:

Referee’s Name Category Annual Salary Main Card Match Fees High Profile Fight Fees
Herb Dean Professional Referee 550K USD 1000 US Dollars 7000 US Dollars
John McCarthy Professional Referee 350K USD 1000 US Dollars 5000 US Dollars
Mario Yamasaki Professional Referee 270K USD 700 US Dollars 3500 US Dollars
Marc Goddard Professional Referee 270K USD 700 US Dollars 3500 US Dollars
Josh Rosenthal Professional Referee 270K USD 700 US Dollars 3500 US Dollars
Kim Winslow Female Referee 50K USD 2500 US Dollars 1000 US Dollars

Main Card Match Fees: This is the amount of money a referee receives for conducting a main card match. The amount of money they receive is dependent on their categories. It also relies on their experience as well as the quality. The highest amount of main card match fee received by a professional referee is 1 thousand US Dollars. Herb Dean along with John McCarthy pockets this big amount of money for conducting a single game. The most of the other pro refs do bag 700 USD for managing one main card clash. Female referees get 1/4 of what the top paid pro refs get for officiating a clash. The female refs pocket 250 USD for a single game. However, the entry level referees also get lower as expected. They generally get $250 per main card match which is as same as the female referees.

Category Based Salary Chart:

Category Annual Salary Main Card Match Fees High Profile Fight Fees
Professional Referees 270K – 550K US Dollars 700 – 1000 US Dollars 3500 – 7000 US Dollars
Female Referee 50K US Dollars 2500 US Dollars 1000 US Dollars
Entry Level Referees 15K US Dollars 2500 US Dollars N/A

High Profile Fight Fees: Referees get the chance to earn higher when they conduct any high profile fight match. The pros do get around 3.5 thousand USD up to 7 thousand USD for an appearance. Herb Dean once again leading chart with his income of 7 thousand USD per fight. Although the entry level refs generally don’t get to make any appearance during a high profile fight, the female referees take 1 thousand US Dollars for officiating a high profile fight.

Annual Salary: Most of the pro referees take home 270 thousand USD in a year meanwhile the best of the bests get around 550 thousand USD for their services throughout the year. The female referees are paid around $50 thousand in a year. Apart from these, the entry level referees pocket almost 15 thousand USD in the very same period of time,

Note: It generally takes 3 to 5 years’ experience to become a professional UFC referee.

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