Department of Consumer Affairs California State Athletic Commission

All Events Officials' Pay Scale


Minimum Pay for Professional Referees and Judges For Most Recognized World Championship Bouts*

*Include Interim and Vacant championships
*Depending on the magnitude of the event and or the boxer's purse

WBA – World Boxing Association
WBC – World Boxing Council
IBF – International Boxing Federation
WBO – World Boxing Organization
UFC – Ultimate Fight Championship
IBO – International Boxing Organization

Referee – 1,900.00
Timekeeper – 400.00
Judge – 1,600.00

NOTE: Referees and Judges who are assigned to work these bouts do not work undercard bouts.

Minimum Pay for Professional Referees and Judges
For Regional Championship Bouts*

*Include Interim and Vacant championships
*Depending on the magnitude of the event and or the boxer's purse

WBA – World Boxing Association
WBC – World Boxing Council
IBF – International Boxing Federation
WBO – World Boxing Organization
IBO – International Boxing Organization
Any Other – Promotional Titles

Referee – 600.00
Timekeeper – 300.00
Judge – 500.00

NOTE: Referees and Judges who are assigned to work these bouts may be assigned to work undercard bouts.

Standard Officials' Pay Scale
Professional Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and Kickboxing
Net Gate Referee Judge Timekeeper
0--10,000 200.00 150.00 125.00
10,000--20,000 275.00 200.00 150.00
20,000--30,000 300.00 225.00 175.00
30,000--75,000 450.00 325.00 250.00
75,000 AND ABOVE 650.00 550.00 275.00
Pay Per View 1000.00 900.00 500.00
Net Gate Physicians*
0--10,000 300.00
10,001--20,000 350.00
20,001--30,000 400.00
30,001--75,000 500.00
75,001--85,000 600.00
85,001--99,999 700.00
100,000 AND ABOVE 750.00

*Physicians who work weigh-ins will be paid an additional 250.00 plus mileage, if applicable. Plus an additional $40 per extra athlete over twelve (12) athlete pre-bout examinations.

NOTES:

Net Gate represents the total gross receipts plus television of any kind and video income, minus State, Pension and Neurological Funds taxes.

The number of officials assigned is dependent on the number of rounds, bouts and or championship bouts.

A minimum of two (2) Ringside Physicians will be assigned to each event.

Officials shall be paid a mileage allowance of .485 cents per mile for actual round trip travel from the Official's residence to the venue. Promoters shall reimburse officials any fees associated with the travel, such as tolls, parking, etc.

Officials that are assigned to events that are 100 miles (one way) or more from their residence shall be provided a hotel room and $25.00 per day as a meal allowance. For safety reasons a five (5) mile allowance to this policy will exist for such cases where officials may have to travel late night.

Officials will be entitled to compensation of $100 if an event is cancelled by the promotion company. This fee will be approved by the California State Athletic Commission's management team.

Standard Officials' Pay Scale
Amateur Events
Net Gate Referee Judge Timekeeper Physicians*
0 – 6,000 150.00 125.00 75.00 200.00
6,001 – 12,000 200.00 175.00 125.00 250.00
12,001 AND ABOVE 250.00 225.00 175.00 300.00

* Physicians that work weigh-ins will be paid an additional $250.00 plus mileage, if applicable. Plus an additional $40 per extra athlete over twelve (12) athlete pre-bout examinations.

NOTES:
Net Gate
represents the total gross receipts plus television of any kind and video income, minus State taxes.

The number of officials assigned is dependent on the number of rounds, bouts, and or championship bouts.

A minimum of two (2) Ringside Physicians will be assigned to each event.

Officials shall be paid a mileage allowance based on the standard IRS guidelines for actual round trip travel from the Official's residence to the venue. Promoters shall reimburse officials any fees associated with the travel, such as tolls, parking, etc.

Officials that are assigned to events that are 100 miles (one way) or more from their residence shall be provided a hotel room and $25.00 per day as a meal allowance. For safety reasons, a five (5) mile allowance to this policy will exist for such cases where Officials may have to travel late night.

Officials are entitled to compensation of $100.00 if an event is cancelled through no fault of the CSAC or the official.