Average player salary in the EPL 2018/19, by team

During the 2018/2019 football season, Manchester United paid the highest average annual player salary out of all teams in the English Premier League (EPL), with an average of roughly 8.6 million U.S. dollars. Manchester United was the highest paying club in the EPL for the previous two seasons, while the Cardiff City Football Club, which moved up into the EPL from the Football League Championship this season, paid the lowest annual average of approximately 1.26 million U.S. dollars per player in 2018/19.

Payments in similar European leagues

   Manchester United may be the most generous employer in the EPL, but they don’t hold this title at the European level. Juventus, in Italy’s Serie-A for example, pay their players an average of 8.85 million U.S. dollars. This slightly higher amount comes in spite of the facts that the EPL generates revenue of more than twice as much as the Serie A overall.

Money reflects fandom

   Manchester United holds the record for most EPL championships won and with such success comes a large fanbase. When asked ”Which club is your favourite Premier League club?”, 22.6 percent of English stated Manchester United, followed by 16.4 percent naming Liverpool Football Club.

Average annual player salary in the English Premier League in 2018/19, by team

Average player salary in million U.S. dollars
Man Utd8.6
Man City7.89
Chelsea6.6
Liverpool6.4
Arsenal6.39
Tottenham4.63
Everton4.28
West Ham4.2
Crystal Palace3.63
Leicester3.57
Southampton3.51
Bournemouth2.62
Watford2.34
Wolves2.31
Fulham2.27
Brighton2.23
Newcastle2.17
Burnley2.11
Huddersfield1.63
Cardiff1.26
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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2018/19

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