English Premier League is the biggest sporting league in the world, they say atleast 1 time a week more than half of the population tune in for some sort of Premier League coverage and on every match in Premier League there are multi millions of pounds riding with all these betting companies living off Premier League in United Kingdom, we all know how much players and managers are getting paid, ever wondered how much the main man in highly profile game “the Ref” paid, Weekly or monthly or even annualy ? No Howard Webb jokes please. lets take a look at the EPL Refree’s salaries.
Premier League Referee’s Salaries:
Basic Annual Salary – £38,500
Match Fees – £1,150
Average annual income – £70,000 to £85,000 (basic salary + Match fess)
So in a single season Premier League refrees can make around £70,000 which is two weeks average salary of an Premier League footballer, Thats how much Footballers are being paid at the moment
In england since 1998 English FA decided to form a professional group of refrees who are officiating premier league or lower division games. Back in the days like 10 years ago refrees were paid a basic retainer fee of around £33,000 but now its increased to £38,000 to £40,000 depending on the experience but thats not all yet. There is match fess as well which accounts for £1000 a match in Premier League and £500 in Championship.
2012-2013 Premier League Referee’s:
Last year total 18 referee’s were involved in Premier League, with Howard Webb officiating more games than anyone, 30 games to his name which means he took home more than £65,000 in retainer salary + Match fee. We will publish the list of referee for next season here.
|#||Referee||Avg Yearly Salary||Competitions|
|1||Howard Webb||£120,000||EPL, UEFA, FIFA|
|2||Martin Atkinson||£85,000||EPL, UEFA|
|3||Mark Clattenburg||£75,000||EPL, UEFA|
|4||Mike Dean||£38,500 + Match Fee (£1000 per game)||EPL|
|5||Phil Dowd||£38,500 + Per Match Fee||EPL|
|6||Roger East||£38,500 + Match Fee||EPL|
|7||Chris Foy||£38,500 + Match Fee||EPL|