Each Premier League Referee’s Salary for the 2021-2022 Season Finally Revealed

Despite the use of VAR, a number of controversial decisions appear to be made each weekend.

As a result, former Premier League referee Keith Hackett had recently decided to rank all top-flight officials from worst to best and out of 10.

Hackett didn’t hold back either;

“Sadly I believe that he is not up to the standard required of a Premier League Referee,” he wrote of Simon Hooper.

On Chris Kavanagh, he commented: “He has the potential but needs to improve or be removed from the list.”

He also called Graham Scott to be removed at the end of the season by saying: “This should be his last season at this level – he just has not reached the required standards of an elite referee.”

So, why do people become Premier League officials?

Well, despite all the criticism, at least they do pick up a decent amount of money for their troubles.

According to data collected by sportekz and Sporting Free, it’s claimed that referees earn £1,500 per match. That’s on top of their salary that can range from £70,000-£200,000.

That’s not including a yearly retainer worth £38,500 to £42,000.

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For context, the average annual salary in the UK in 2021 was £25,971.

Meanwhile, assistant referees earn a £30,000 salary and collect match fees of £850.

Video Assistant Referees also pick up £850 per match.

Premier League Referee's Salary

The breakdown of a variety of Premier League referees can be seen below with the likes of Martin Atkinson, Michael Oliver, and Mike Dean all picking up £200,000 per year as a basic salary.

Premier League Referee's Salary

Meanwhile, in the Champions League, elite referees make as much as £7,500 per match!

Champions League Officiating Salaries

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