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The Average Salary of a WWE Wrestler

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World Wrestling Entertainment, better known as the WWE, is the largest professional wrestling organization in the United States, with regular television broadcasts and live events. As of 2014, the WWE had 135 wrestlers on its active roster who work on contract. These wrestlers earn salaries in the mid six figures.

Average Earnings

Active roster wrestlers are paid an average of more than $550,000 per year, according to the WWE website. Pay is variable, however, and tied to the revenue they help generate, according to the WWE's 2013 annual report. Importantly, in a job that puts them at risk of injury, the WWE pays for all costs associated with injuries sustained in the ring. However, WWE wrestlers must pay for their own health, disability and life insurance.


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M. Scilly is a writer and editor who writes for various online publications, specializing in business and management. He has a fondness for travel and photography. In his free time he enjoys marathon training.

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