Premier League clubs’ wage bill is one of the highest across Europe compared to other leagues.
The English Premier League generates more revenue, and as a result, the average pay bill in the Premier League is substantially greater than in other divisions.
In the 2021-22 season, five Premier League clubs are among the top ten teams in Europe with the largest pay expenditure.
Premier League clubs spend an average of £55,000 on each player. We look at the salary bills of all 20 clubs in England’s top flight for the 2020-21 season.
Premier League Clubs’ Wage Bills for the 2021–22 Season
This season, Manchester City will spend roughly £220 million on player and coaching staff salaries.
Kevin De Bruyne is their best paid player, earning £320,000 per week, while several other players in the squad earn £200,000 or more each week. With an annual salary of £18 million, Pep Guardiola is the highest-paid manager in the Premier League.
Manchester United is the club with the second highest salary bill, with £214.8 million set aside for player salaries this season. The other top five are Liverpool, Chelsea, and Arsenal.
The table below shows how each Premier League club spends on player wages.
CLUB Wage Bill 2020-21 Highest-Paid Player
Manchester City £220m K. De Bruyne (£320,000)
Manchester United £214.8m Cristiano Ronaldo(£400,000)
Liverpool £190m M. Salah (£260,000)
Chelsea £202.5m Lukaku (£310,000)
Arsenal £175m P.E Aubamyang (£320,000)
Tottenham £151.5m Harry Kane (£260,000)
Everton £114m James Rodriguez (£160,000)
Leicester City £86.2m Jamie Vardy (£200,000)
West Ham £79.8m Andriy Yarmolenko (£115,000)
Wolverhampton £75.9m Jose Moutinho (£100,000)
Crystal Palace £63.3m Wilfried Zaha (£130,000)
Newcastle United £63m Joelinton (£80,000)
Aston Villa £55.7m
Fulham £51.2m Alphonse Areola (£85,000)
West Brom £45.6m Kieran Gibbs (£55,000)
Brighton £43m Adam Lallana (£80,000)
Burnley £39m Ben Mee (£55,000)
Leeds United £31.4m Rodrigo Machado (£57,500)
Sheffield United £28.6m Phil Jagielka (£51,000)