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David de Gea during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Bournemouth at Old Trafford, Manchester, January 2023.

The mindblowing wage increase figures for every Premier League club

The likes of Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham and Aston Villa are spending over three times as much on wages now than they were 10 years ago, while things have also risen considerably for Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool. 

Back in the 2013-14, no club – not even newly-minted Manchester City – were spending an average of over £100,000 on a player’s wages. Fast forward 10 years and four clubs – Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool – have hit that mark.

Manchester United’s average wage spend back in 2013-14 was approximately 50,000 per week during the 2013-14 campaign – now the likes of Leicester, Crystal Palace and Everton are spending more than that on paying their players.

Thanks to Sporting Post, with wage data via Capology, we’ve taken a look at the average wages across every single Premier League club over the past decade, comparing the 2022-23 figure to the same figure from 10 seasons back.

For the clubs that weren’t in the English top flight back in 2013-14, we’ve gone back and included the numbers from the furthest back season over the period and compared how their average wages have grown over that time.

Manchester City 

2022-23 Wages: 146,875
2013-14 Wages: 77,784
Wage Increase: 89%

Manchester United

2022-23 Wages: 133,448
2013-14 Wages: 50,568
Wage Increase: 164%

Chelsea

2022-23 Wages: 124,242
2013-14 Wages: 40,393
Wage Increase: 208%

Liverpool 

2022-23 Wages: 104,167
2013-14 Wages: 36,070
Wage Increase: 189%

Arsenal 

2022-23 Wages: 83,609
2013-14 Wages: 33,815
Wage Increase: 147%

Tottenham 

2022-23 Wages: 80,385
2013-14 Wages: 24,039
Wage Increase: 234%

Aston Villa 

2022-23 Wages: 75,995
2013-14 Wages: 17,514
Wage Increase: 334%

West Ham 

2022-23 Wages: 68,182
2013-14 Wages: 20,200
Wage Increase: 238%

Everton 

2022-23 Wages: 61,440
2013-14 Wages: 29,033
Wage Increase: 112%

Crystal Palace 

2022-23 Wages: 53,750
2013-14 Wages: 8281
Wage Increase: 549%

Leicester City 

2022-23 Wages: 52,778
2014-15 Wages: 17,369
Wage Increase: 204%

Newcastle United 

2022-23 Wages: 50,017
2013-14 Wages: 18,930
Wage Increase: 164%

Fulham 

2022-23 Wages: 44,720
2013-14 Wages:
Wage Increase: 235%

Leeds United 

2022-23 Wages: 40,417
2020-21 Wages: 21,930
Wage Increase: 84%

Nottingham Forest 

2022-23 Wages: 37,458
2013-14 Wages: N/A
Wage Increase: N/A

Southampton 

2022-23 Wages: 36,433
2013-14 Wages: 15,276
Wage Increase: 139%

Wolves

2022-23 Wages: 30,621
2013-14 Wages: 19,375
Wage Increase: 58%

Bournemouth 

2022-23 Wages: 29,889
2015-16 Wages: 10,866
Wage Increase: 175%

Brighton 

2022-23 Wages: 29,292
2017-18 Wages: 19,294
Wage Increase: 52%

Brentford

2022-23 Wages: 24,797
2021-22 Wages: 16,135
Wage Increase: 54%


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