National Finals Rodeo Payout Climbs to Record $14.1 Million in 2022


The PRCA and Las Vegas Events announced today that the 2022 WNFR will see an increase in the payout to this year’s rodeo for the second consecutive year.

The NFR, which is scheduled at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas from Dec. 1-10 will have a record-setting competition payout of more than $10.9 million. $1.2 million is guaranteed prize money for all qualifiers while $9,700,098 is designated for prize money.

Based on the updated purse in 2022, the increase will see round winners take home $28,914 per round and average winners will earn $74,150. This compares to $26,997 and $69,234 in 2021. Each Go-Round will pay a total of $93,270.

The stock contractor pay, which is 30% of contestant payout, increased to $3,270,030.