Have you ever wondered how much Premier League referees earn? Well, according to data collected by sportekz and Sporting Free, it is claimed that referees earn a whopping £1,500 per match.
And that’s not all!
This amount is in addition to their salary, which can range from £70,000 to £200,000.
But wait, there’s more! Referees also receive a yearly retainer worth £38,500 to £42,000.
Talk about a tidy sum!
In comparison, the average annual salary in the UK in 2023 was £27,756.
So, it’s safe to say that Premier League referees are definitely well-compensated for their work on the pitch.
Assistant referees, on the other hand, earn a salary of £30,000 per year and receive match fees of £850.
Similarly, Video Assistant Referees (VARs) also earn £850 per match.
Here’s a breakdown of the Premier League official salaries:
Premier League referees’ salaries
- Referees: £1,500 per match, £70,000-£200,000 basic salary
- Assistant Referees: £850 per match, £30,000 basic salary
- Video Assistant Referees: £850 per match, £30,000 basic salary
It’s important to note that these figures are based on the data collected by sportekz and Sporting Free, so they may not be exact.
However, they do give us a good idea of the earning potential for Premier League referees.
So, next time you watch a Premier League match and complain about a referee’s decision, remember that they are being handsomely rewarded for their job.
It’s a demanding role that requires quick decision-making and a thorough understanding of the game.
This article was updated 2 months ago