The average income of a Premiership referee is 70,000 pounds or $110,152 annually, as of 2014, notes TSM Plug. The English Premier League is the world's largest sporting league and has about 18 referees officiating yearly. The referee's salary depends on how many games are worked and the basic salary plus match fees.
The referees for the English Premier League make yearly what a Premier League football (soccer) player makes in just 2 weeks. The average salary is about 38,000 pounds or around $60,000, with the remainder of funds coming from match fees, amounting to approximately $1,500 per game, states TSM Plug. Retainer fees can be higher depending on the referee's experience.