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27th Oct - referees and assistants get a big pay rise
« on: October 27, 2012, 08:49:43 am »
So the referees of the matches which make up the multi million pound global business called the Premier League now earn £85,000 per year.

The assistant referees who make the critical goal/no goal off side decisions are paid by the match and that has now gone up to £600 a match. So in a season over say 20 matches they will earn a whopping £12,000 per annum. Of course if they are injured they don't get paid at all.

In terms of season tickets then that costs:
- around 100 season tickets per year go towards paying for the referee
- around 15 season tickets per year go towards paying for the assistant referee

Astonishing how little money is put into officials.

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Premier League officials get pay rise
Aug 7 2011 by Dean Jones, The People


Wayne Rooney

PREMIER LEAGUE officials have landed a big fat pay rise, with top refs now netting £85,000 a year.

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That’s less than half of what Wayne Rooney (above) earns ... PER WEEK!

But it is still a hefty hike of around 13 per cent for the elite referees, who were on 75 grand last season.

And their assistants are in line for an even bigger proportional increase – they will pocket about £600 a match throughout 2011-12.

The new figures are still a fraction of what players and managers get but the rises are meant to reflect the huge pressure on officials.
http://www.people.co.uk/sport/football/sport-confidential/2011/08/07/premier-league-officials-get-pay-rise-102039-23325225/