Many people believes that the annual earnings of football and cricket referees are the highest among other sports but the reality is totally against this perceptions as the earnings of WWE referees are way better then referees of football, tennis, UFC and cricket. As per rules, referees in WWE are paid for their official standings in main PPV event card every month. In recent few years, WWE emerged as one of the top sport in terms of money and fame. Currently Mike Chioda and Charles Robinson are the highest paid referees in WWE Smackdown.
|1||Mike Chioda||Active||Smack Down||$200,000|
|2||Charles Robinson||Active||Smack Down||$200,000|
|4||Dan Engler||Active||Smack Down||$50,000|
|5||Danilo Anfibio||Active||Smack Down||$50,000|
|10||Jason Ayers||Active||Smack Down||$50,000|
|14||Ryan Tran||Active||Smack down||$50,000|
The information mentioned in the table shows the annual incomes of WWE referees and as per facts the highest earning referees are making around $200k per year depend on their appearances and experience in WWE. Apart from it, these referees also charge extra bonuses and enjoy free traveling during major event matches held in different countries of the world like Royal Rumble, Wrestle-mania and Summer Slam. But the earnings of newly recruit referees are way more low than their seniors and new referees earn around $50k per year depend on their appearances in WWE weekly fights.
Referees of WWE NXT won’t earn much money as Darryl Sharma, Tom Castor and other referees are getting around $15k. But once WWE referees gain experience of 3-4 years they get full-time deal and adopted for major WWE events like Raw and Smack Down. Although the details of salaries we have mentioned in the above table might varies from other sources.
WWE Women Referee Earnings
The 1st official women referee signed by WWE is Kennadi Brink though her official contract details are not revealed by WWE but as per prediction as it earning around $10k per year for her appearances in WWE NXT. It is expected that WWE will recruit more female referees in the upcoming years.