Premier League referee wages revealed and ranked against global counterparts

Referee Michael Oliver looks on during the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Fulham FC at City Ground on April 02, 2024 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Top Premier League referees are the highest-paid officials in Europe’s big five leagues, according to newly-released data.

The Athletic were able to get their own well-remunerated mitts on pay details for officials in England, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and North America’s Major League Soccer.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.