As of 2015, the salary for a WWE referee ranges from $150,000 to $250,000 annually. Pay ranges vary depending on whether the competition is a weekly event or a main event.
As referees in one of the most popular sports in the world, WWE referees are among the highest paid of all sporting event officials. WWE events are categorized as weekly events and main events, and referees are paid accordingly. Referees in weekly events, such as WWE Raw, SmackDown and NXT can make $1,500 to $3,000 per week, or $150,000 on an annual basis. Referees for main events, such as Royal Rumble and King of the Ring, can make $3,500 to $4,000 per week, or $250,000 annually.