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 2022
|Referee’s Name||Franchise||Per Match Fees||Main Event Salary||Annual Salary|
|Charles Robinson||SmackDown||5K US Dollars||10K – 15K US Dollars||250K US Dollars|
|Mike Chioda||Raw||5K US Dollars||10K – 15K US Dollars||250K US Dollars|
|Chad Patton||Raw||5K US Dollars||10K – 15K US Dollars||250K US Dollars|
|John Cone||SmackDown||5K US Dollars||8K US Dollars||200K US Dollars|
|Rod Zapata||Smack Down||1.5K US Dollars||8K US Dollars||150K 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|
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 – 5K US Dollars||4K – 15K US Dollars||50K – 250K 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 250 thousand US Dollars per year. The top paid ones like Charles Robinson, Mike Chioda bag $250K in a year. The junior refs are paid around 10K to less than 50K in a year.