How Much Do WWE Wrestlers Get Paid?


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Developmental (or entry level) wrestlers in the WWE typically bring home around $25,000 while marquee superstars earn up to $3 million plus other perks per year. Individual earnings vary widely depending on the stage and caliber of the individual wrestler's career.

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Many working wrestlers in the WWE earn in the $70,000 to $125,000 range. The next step up sees others earning into several hundreds of thousands of dollars. At the superstar level salaries of $1 to $3 million are common. Contracts at the upper echelon also typically include transportation costs and a percentage of the sales of merchandise that usually ranges from 3 to 6.25 percent.

At the top levels of the pay scale, the demands on the wrestler are considerable and often involve a nearly 365 day a year schedule.

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