Bijan Heydari ;An Orthopaedic Surgeon and Football Referee
A. In the Premier League referees are paid handsomely compared to the lower leagues. The Daily Mail reported that referee’s in the Premier League have a different salary set up to those in the lower leagues as Premier League referees earn a basic salary (to compensate for the summer months when there isn’t any football) and also earn a set fee for every match they officiate. The numbers aren’t confirmed but it has been reported that Premier League referees earn a basic salary of around £65,000 per year and receive fees in excess of £1,000 per game. Which gives an indication of the earning potential at the top of the profession.