How much do Premier League referees get paid?

Referees are a major part of the beautiful game of football. They are the ones in charge of proceedings, controlling the game, and directing players on what to do thereby aiding the smooth running of the match.

These referees come under pressure week-in week out particularly for their decisions, making it one of the toughest jobs in football. The introduction of VAR(Video Assistant Referee) has also helped these referees in their decision-making.

A football match is presided over by a referee, backed by the Laws of the Game which gives these referees the full authority to work by these Laws of the Game in line with the match. In football, the referee is oftentimes flagged by two assistant referees, and sometimes by a fourth official.

How much are Europe’s top referees paid?

The Spanish Laliga are the juicy in that regard paying referees, with La Liga paying £5,200 per game, while Germany and Italy pay around £3,000. Ligue 1 in France gives referees £2,400 per fixture, officials in Portugal get around £1,000, and the salaries for EPL refs can go up to $92,000 annually.

2022/23 Premier League Select Group 1 referees

  • Stuart Attwell
  • Peter Bankes
  • Tom Bramall
  • John Brooks
  • David Coote
  • Darren England
  • Jarred Gillett
  • Tony Harrington
  • Simon Hooper
  • Rob Jones
  • Chris Kavanagh
  • Andy Madley
  • Andre Marriner
  • Michael Oliver
  • Craig Pawson
  • Michael Salisbury
  • Graham Scott
  • Anthony Taylor
  • Paul Tierney

Full List of Premier League referees


  • Paul Alcock
  • David Allison (referee)
  • Gerald Ashby
  • Martin Atkinson
  • Stuart Attwell


  • Peter Bankes
  • Graham Barber
  • Keren Barratt
  • Neale Barry
  • Steve Bennett (referee)
  • Martin Bodenham
  • John Brooks (referee)
  • Keith Burge


  • Mark Clattenburg
  • David Coote (referee)


  • Andy D’Urso
  • Paul Danson
  • Mike Dean (referee)
  • Roger Dilkes
  • Phil Dowd
  • Steve Dunn (referee)
  • Paul Durkin


  • Roger East (referee)
  • David Elleray
  • Darren England


  • Peter Foakes
  • Chris Foy (referee)
  • Kevin Friend


  • Dermot Gallagher
  • Jarred Gillett
  • Allan Gunn


  • Keith Hackett
  • Mark Halsey
  • Tony Harrington
  • Rob Harris (referee)
  • Robbie Hart
  • Brian Hill (referee)
  • Terry Holbrook
  • Simon Hooper


  • Mike Jones (referee)
  • Peter Jones (referee)


  • Chris Kavanagh (referee)
  • Barry Knight (referee)


  • Oliver Langford
  • Stephen Lodge (referee)


  • Andrew Madley
  • Bobby Madley
  • Andre Marriner
  • Lee Mason
  • Matt Messias
  • Jonathan Moss (referee)


  • Michael Oliver (referee)


  • Craig Pawson
  • Graham Poll
  • Lee Probert


  • Uriah Rennie
  • Mike Riley (referee)


  • Graham Scott (referee)
  • Rob Styles
  • Neil Swarbrick


  • Steve Tanner (referee)
  • Anthony Taylor (referee)
  • Paul Taylor (referee)
  • Paul Tierney (referee)


  • Peter Walton (referee)
  • Howard Webb
  • Alan Wiley
  • Jeff Winter
  • Eddie Wolstenholme

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