Premier League Referees Salaries 2024-22: Basic Salary & Highest Earner

The recent reports have revealed the Premier League referees salary for the 2024/22 season has been disclosed. Dean, Michael Oliver and Martin Atkinson are the highest-paid Premier League referees earn around £200,000 per year.

Premier League is the most viewed and famous league in the world. With some of the top clubs competing against each other, it becomes a treat for the eyes to watch them play. Despite the players grabbing all the eyeballs, its the referees who complete the league and play a huge role in the game.

However, referees often make the headline only when are to be criticized for a wrong decision or alleged favouring a team. But they do go unappreciated for their work on the pitch.

But do you know what does it takes to become a referee? Who are the referees of the current premier league season? what are the Premier League referees salaries and who is the highest earner?

Premier League Referees Salaries 2024-22

Category             Per Match Fees Basic Salary
Official Referees £1,500 £70,000 – £200,000
Assistant Referees £850 £30,000
Video Assistant Referees £850 £30,000

The official Champions League referees or any other international matches referees earn around £200,000 anually.

Premier League has a referee body named Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL). PGMOL was formed in 2001 and is responsible to appoint a referee to the premier league. They also look forward to improving refereeing standards for the league.

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Being a referee means to have a keen eye on the game from start to finish and its not easy. After the introduction of new rules in the Premier league annual meeting held in August, the job of a referee just got tougher.

However more the responsibility more the pay, so here is the list of referee’s salary for the 2024-21 Premier League season.

Mike Dean, Michael Oliver and Martin Atkinson reportedly earn around £200,000 a year while Anthony Taylor and Kevin Friend are earning £70,000 per year.

Premier League Contract Holders Referees

Referee Age Match Officiated Salary
Martin Atkinson 49 413 £200,000
Michael Oliver 35 268 £200,000
Stuart Attwell 37 117 £70,000
Mike Dean 52 511 £200,000
Kevin Friend 49 232 £70,000
Chris Kavanagh 35 68 £70,000
Andre Marriner 49 335 £70,000
Jonathan Moss 49 227 £70,000
Craig Pawson 41 159 £48,000
Anthony Taylor 41 259 £70,000
Paul Tierney 39 82 £70,000
Peter Bankes 33 12 £48,000
David Coote 35 29 £48,000
Lee Mason 48 278 £48,000
Graham Scott 52 70 £48,000

Mike Dean is the most experienced referee in the premier league with 511 matches to his name and is paid the highest earner along with Martin Atkinson, Michael Oliver.

Disclaimer: The above information about the Premier League referees salaries are based on the analysis, research and reports released by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).