May 20, 2024

Premier League Clubs’ Wage Bill for the 2021-22 Season Revealed

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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.


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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)

Southampton £75.9m     

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)

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