WWE has approximately 150 performers who are independent contractors, same as actors or actresses on television dramas, soaps or comedies. They do not have corporate responsibilities or duties. The average full-time, main-roster WWE performer works four and a half days per week, which includes travel and appearances, and has an average annual compensation of $550,000. Each year, WWE receives thousands of inquiries from talent wanting to be considered for the WWE roster. Several WWE performers are incorporated, have agents and/or professional managers who handle contract negotiations with WWE. Additionally, many have accountants and/or financial advisors to oversee their finances and investments. Under WWE's Talent Life Skills program, WWE offers mandatory workshops to its contracted performers to assist them in their financial planning and asset management.
Talent Health and Wellness
WWE's top priority is the health and wellness of our Superstars and Divas. WWE performers are the company's greatest asset - without our performers, WWE would not exist.
WWE Talent Wellness Program is administered independently by world renowned medical professionals and includes cardiovascular testing, ImPACTT, testing for brain function, substance abuse and drug testing, annual physicals, and health care referrals. The performers are contractually responsible for securing their own insurance to cover everyday health maintenance and ailments. WWE does cover 100 percent of all costs associated with any in-ring related injuries and associated rehabilitiation.
The company's talent wellness program continues to evolve along with advances in medical science. The WWE Talent Wellness Program is unique in the entertainment industry and is considered to be as good as or better than the testing programs initiated by major sports leagues, government agencies and corporations.
The program has successfully identified health issues in our WWE Superstars that may never have been diagnosed if they had not undergone the various tests required by the program.