Boxing Referee & Judges Salaries

Boxing Referee & Judges Salaries for PPV Events 2024

How much do boxing judges make? How much does a boxing referee get? Who is the highest-paid boxing referee? Here are the Boxing Referees & Judges salaries for high profile fights.

Today, we will reveal the boxing referee & Judges salaries they get in main PPV events. Referee play important role in the fight as they have to look and judge whether boxers breaking the rules or not. Each boxing referee and judges get paid differently for each event. Both boxing referee and Judges are an important part of any fight and thus, today’s we’ll see the boxing referees & Judges salaries in 2024 for PPV events.

Pay Per View is shortly known as PPV is a type of Subscription that a viewer pays for the Main Event to watch the desired Programme. Usually, PPV Subscription is conducted for huge main event matches for which the audiences across the globe are especially waiting to watch.

These PPV subscriptions usually distribute combat sports events, such as boxing, mixed martial arts, and professional wrestling.Boxing Referee Salaries

Boxing Referee Salaries

In the United States of America the Nevada commission who assign referee and judges for fights taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada boxing commission also set the pay scale for the referee salaries.

The average Salary of a Referee in a normal boxing match starts from $500 per match and can reach $25,000 for the PPV Matches.

As per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average yearly income of boxing referees and judges is around about $25,000 a year but some of the high profile referees like Joe Cortez and Kenny Bayless can make around $350,000 a year because they usually officiate main events of big PPV events.

Category Competition Salary
Per Fight Main PPV Events , High Profile Fights $3,000 to $25,000
Annual   All Boxing Matches as Official $25,000 to $350,000

A simple fight can bring $2,000 in the account of a referee, but when the fight is big and its main event PPV then the alary of the referee gets increased.

Such as Kenny Bayless the man who is the official during the match between Pacquiao vs Mayweather earn $25,000 from the fight whatever the result is. A referee can earn up to $350,000 annually if he is selected for the main card title fights and high profile non-title fights.

Highest Paid Boxing Referees (Main PPV Fight Fees)

Highest Paid Boxing Referees


Match Officials Per Match Fees High Profile Fight Fees Base Salary
Joe Cortez $5,000 $25,000 $350,000
Kenny Bayless $5,000 $25,000 $350,000
Daniel Van de Wiele $5,000 $25,000 $350,000
Jay Nady $5,000 $25,000 $350,000
Randy Neumann $5,000 $25,000 $350,000
Mickey Vann $3,500 $10,000 $225,000
Octavio Meyran (Retired)  N/A  N/A  N/A
Eddie Cotton $3,500 $10,000 $225,000
Jon Schorle $3,500 $10,000 $225,000

These are the high profile boxing referees match fees where they earn around $350,000 while the  average boxing judge earns around $25,000 to $100,000 annually for the fights. 

Boxing Judges Salaries

Boxing Judges Salaries


Judges duties are totally different from the boxing official referees. Judges have to find out how many punches were thrown by both boxers. They will count the average of boxing punches and then later if there is no knockout take place the decision will be made on the judges boxing punches average table and points.

Category Competition Salary
Per Fight as (judge) Main PPV Events , High Profile Fights $1,500 to $10,000
Annual Earnings All Boxing Matches as Official $100,000 to $500,000

Highest Paid Boxing Judges

Judges Per Match Fees High Profile Fight Fees Annual Salary
Alejandro Rochin $1,500 $10,000 – $25,000 $500,000
Robert Tapper $1,500 $10,000 – $25,000 $500,000
Benoit Russell $1,500 $10,000 – $25,000 $500,000
Juile Lederman $1,500 $10,000 – $25,000 $500,000
Richard Houck $1,500 $10,000 – $25,000 $500,000
Fernando Laguna $1,500 $10,000 – $25,000 $500,000
Manfred Kauechler $1,500 $10,000 – $25,000 $500,000
Zoltan Enyedi $1,500 $10,000 – $25,000 $500,000
Ricardo Duncan $1,500 $10,000 – $25,000 $500,000
Cesar Ramos $1,500 $10,000 – $25,000 $500,000
Raul Caiz Sr $1,500 $10,000 – $25,000 $500,000
Steve Weisfeld $1,500 $10,000 – $25,000 $500,000
Dave Moretti $1,500 $10,000 – $25,000 $500,000
Glenn Feldman $1,500 $10,000 – $25,000 $500,000

These are the high profile boxing judges match fees where they earn arond $500,000 while average boxing judge earn around $100,000 to $250,000 annually for the fights.

Referee & Judges Salaries from Pacquiao vs Mayweather Fight

The Nevada Boxing Commission set the pay scale of the Referee and Judges to pay out for the World Record Box Office Collection Match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. This Fight broke the $150 million world record collection in US pay-per-view revenue generated by Mayweather versus Canelo Alvarez in 2013 and earned three times than the Mayweather and Alvarez Match.

The Pacquiao vs Mayweather PPV event generated $400 million in the history of worldwide subscription receipts. Kenny Bayless who was the Referee of this main Event of  Mayweather vs Pacquiao took home $10,000 while the judges in this Main event earned $8,000 (per Judges).

Mayweather vs Pacquiao Referee and Judges Payout List

 Mayweather vs Pacuqiao Main Event Referee (Kenny Bayless) $10,000
 Mayweather vs Pacquiao Fight Judges (3) $8,000
Vasyl Lomachenko vs Gamalier Rodriguez Fight Referee  $3,150
Lomachenko vs  Rodriguez Judges (3) $2,450
All Other Fight Referees $2,000
All other fight judges  $1,500

Boxing Referees and Judges salaries mostly remain the same for the upcoming boxing fights and if there will be any major changes then here it will get updated.