List of Current WWE Referees in 2022 & salaries

WWE Refree list

Check out the list of current WWE Referees- Male and Female, and their salaries.

Referees have been the most integral part of all pro wrestling and WWE. There are currently 20+ referees in WWE in RAW, SmackDown, NXT & NXT UK. Every match needs at least one official overseeing it. Not only are they onscreen officials but they also coordinate the match between the Gorilla position and the performers. They are also part of the storyline or match environment almost every time and play crucial roles in finishes. A referee can not do anything wrong and is basically on the shoot position every second of the match.

Referee Salary 2022

So, with such great responsibilities, does the reward also come in handy? How much does a WWE referee earn? Just like any other profession, the salary of a referee varies from person to person based on their experience and expertise. Most experienced WWE referees get up to $250,000 as fixed annual salaries. The new referees get a contract of about $50000-$80000 in fixed annual salaries.

The referees also get paid per match basis. The referees with good experience and track records make anything between $1500-$4000 per match and between $4000-$6000 for main event matches. The entry-level referees make $500-$800 per match.

RefereesAnnual SalaryPer Match Fees
Experienced$100000-250000$1500-6000
Entry Level$50000-80000$500-1000
Female$50000-100000$1000-4000

Current WWE Referees(Active)

Below is the list of approximate salaries for currently active WWE Referees.

*These are estimated numbers. Original figures may vary.

NAMEWWE JOINING DATEANNUAL CONTRACTPER MATCH AMOUNTSOCIAL MEDIA
Aja-Smith WWE RefereeAja Smith (Daphanie LaShaun)February 5, 2020$50000Main Event: $2000
Per Match: $500

Twitter: @refajawwe
Instagram: @ajasmithwwe
Darryl-Sharma WWE RefereeAdrian Butler (Darryl Sharma)November 2016$100000Main Event: $5000
Per Match: $1000
Twitter: @AdrianButlerWWE
Instagram: @adrianbutlerwwe
Chad-Patton WWE RefereeChad Patton1999$250000Main Event: $15,000
Per Match: $5,000
Twitter: @chadpattonwwe
Instagram: @chadpattonwwe
Charles-Robinson WWE RefereeCharles RobinsonMarch 2001$250000Main Event: $15,000
Per Match: $5,000
Twitter: @WWERobinson
Instagram: @wwerobinson
Chris-Sharpe WWE RefereeChris Sharpe (Chip Danning)2010$100000Main Event: $5000
Per Match: $1000
Twitter: @WWEChrisSharpe
Instagram: @wwechrissharpe
D.A. Brewer WWE Referee
D.A. Brewer (Dallas Irvin)
2017$80000Main Event: $5000
Per Match: $1000
Twitter: @DABrewerWWE
Instagram: @d.a._brewerwwe
Dan-Engler WWE RefereeDan EnglerJuly 2013$250000Main Event: $6000
Per Match: $3000
Twitter: @DanEnglerWWE
Instagram: @danengler123
Danilo-Anfibio WWE RefereeDanilo Anfibio2013$250000Main Event: $6000
Per Match: $3000
Twitter: @WWE_Ref123
Tom-Castor WWE RefereeDerek Sanders (Thomas Castor)1999$80000Main Event: $2000
Per Match: $500
Twitter: @tomcastorWWE
Instagram: @tomcastorwwe
Eddie-Orengo WWE RefereeEddie Orengo2015$80000Main Event: $2000
Per Match: $1000
Twitter: @EddieOrengoWWE
Instagram: @eddieorengowwe
Felix Fernandez WWE RefereeFelix Fernandez2021$50000Main Event: $2000
Per Match: $500
Twitter: @WWEFeIix
Instagram: @wwefelixfernandez
Jason-Ayers WWE RefereeJason AyersFebruary 2012$150000Main Event: $6000
Per Match: $1500
Twitter: @JasonAyersWWE
Instagram: @jasonayerswwe
Jessika-Carr WWE RefereeJessika CarrJuly 2010$80000Main Event: $2000
Per Match: $1000
Twitter: @WWELadyRefJess
Instagram: @wweladyrefjess
John-Cone WWE Referee
John Cone
2006$250000Main Event: $6000
Per Match: $3000
Twitter: @WWErefJohnCone
Instagram: @refjohncone
Olympe Margaux WWE Referee Olympe Margaux (Artemis Ortygie)January 2020$150000Main Event: $3000
Per Match: $1000
Twitter: @Artemis_Referee
Instagram: @artemis_referee
Rod-Zapata WWE Referee
Rod Zapata
1999$150000Main Event: $6000
Per Match: $1500
Twitter: @RodZapataWWE

Ryan-Tran WWE RefereeRyan Tran2010$150000Main Event: $4500
Per Match: $1500
Twitter: @WWE_RefBrian
Instagram: @wwebonzaibrian
Shawn-Bennett WWE RefereeShawn Bennett2013$250000Main Event: $6000
Per Match: $3000
Twitter: @BennettWWE
Instagram: @refbennett
Tom Scarborough WWE Referee Tom Scarborough (Joey Tofino)2018$80000Main Event: $2000
Per Match: $500
Twitter: @ScarboroughREF
Instagram: @tomscarborough
Will Charlton WWE Referee Will Charlton (Richard Rutter)Sept 2020$80000Main Event: $2000
Per Match: $500
Twitter:
@RefRichSwift

WWE Female Referee 2022

  • Aja Smith (Daphanie LaShaun)
  • Jessika Carr
  • Olympe Margaux (Artemis Ortygie)

FAQ

Who is the senior-most referee in WWE?

Chad Patton is the senior-most referee in WWE right now.

Who is the female referee in WWE?

Jessika Carr became the first female referee to feature on WWE main roster matches. Aja Smith became the first African-American referee to officiate at WrestleMania.

Who is the highest-paid WWE referee?

Chad Patton & Charles Robinson are currently the highest-paid referees in WWE, earning approximately $250000 in fixed annual salary and between $5000 per match($15000 per main event match).

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