How much money do WWE Referees make

Highly popular TV program WWE pays the wrestlers huge amount of money and we all are well aware about this. However, the WWE referees also earn big as well. Although their income is comparatively lower than the ones of the WWE superstars but the amount is still lucrative. In this article you will know, how much the WWE’s professional as well as the entry level referees earn per match, per main event and also how much money they make in a year.

The List of WWE Referees Salary 2021

Referee’s Name Franchise Per Match Fees Main Event Salary Annual Salary
Charles Robinson SmackDown 3K US Dollars 10K – 12K US Dollars 200K US Dollars
Mike Chioda Raw 3K US Dollars 10K – 12K US Dollars 200K US Dollars
Chad Patton Raw 3K US Dollars 10K – 12K US Dollars 200K US Dollars
John Cone SmackDown 3K US Dollars 6K US Dollars 150K US Dollars
Rod Zapata Smack Down 1.5K US Dollars 6K US Dollars 100K US Dollars
Ryan Tran Raw 1.5K US Dollars 4.5K US Dollars 100K US Dollars
Drake Wuertz NXT 2.5K US Dollars 5K US Dollars 120K US Dollars
Jessica Carr SmackDown 500 US Dollars 2K US Dollars 10K US Dollars
Dan Engler SmackDown N/A N/A 50K US Dollars
Danilo Anfibio SmackDown N/A N/A 50K US Dollars
Darrick Moore Raw N/A N/A 50K US Dollars
Jason Ayers SmackDown N/A N/A 50K US Dollars
Shawn Bennett Raw N/A N/A 50K US Dollars
K US Dollars NXT 800 US Dollars N/A 10K US Dollars
Eddie Orengo NXT 800 US Dollars N/A 10K US Dollars
Tom Castor NXT 800 US Dollars N/A 10K US Dollars

WWE Referees Salary

Per Match Fees: Per match fees of the WWE referees vary with the category of them. However, even the match fees for every ref from the same category is also not same at all. According to the reports, the top paid professional referees receive 3 thousand USD for conducting a match. The lower paid pro refs usually get around 1.5 thousand US Dollars per game. For the entry level referees, the higher limit is $800 per game meanwhile the lower match fee limit is 500 USD.

Main Event Salary: The income of the referees increases with the operating of a main event match. The most experienced and the star professional ones generally bag 10 thousand to 12 thousand US Dollars for officiating a main event clash. On this case, the pro refs with less experience generally pocket 4 thousand to 6 thousand USD. However, the junior referees get 2K to 4K USD for their chances to conduct a main event fixture.

Category Based Salary for the WWE Referees:

Category Per Match Fees Main Event Salary Annual Salary
Professional Referees 1.5K – 3K US Dollars 4K – 12K US Dollars 50K – 200K US Dollars
Entry Level Referees 500 – 800 US Dollars 2K – 4K US Dollars 10K – 50K US Dollars

Annual Salary: Annual income also based upon the categories as well as the individual quality of a referee. The senior refs mostly make 50 thousand to 200 thousand US Dollars per year. The top paid ones like Charles Robinson, Mike Chioda bag $200K in a year. The junior refs are paid around 10K to less than 50K in a year.

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