Average earnings

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Average earnings

Post by p793 » 17 Aug 2011, 23:26

Before anyone starts with the "Why do you care about how much people earn, do it for the love of the game" I do love the game and I will play it at any level. Only thing that can stop me is injury.

I'm just generally quite intrested to know if anybody knows the average earnings of footballers in England. I'll take a geuss.

EPL - £80,000 P.W
Championship £30,000 P.W
League 1 £10,000 P.W
League 2 £5,000 P.W
BSP £2000 P.W
BSS + BSN £900 P.W

Probably not very accurate, but I am sure BSS + BSN must get paid at least £500 P.W as they are most full time, meaning they won't have time to work another job so they must have enough to live (and probably a lot more)

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Post by scottS4 » 18 Aug 2011, 00:09

Championship players earn an average salary of £195,750, League One players £67,850 and League Two £49,600
This is from the old salaries thread from 2009. I'd guess that the average would be higher now.

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Post by 2brown347 » 18 Aug 2011, 03:32

Considering MLB players in the US have a league minimum salary around $300,000 I would assume EPL players are somewhere around the $400,000 to 500,000 range just for league minimum. Basing that off of no evidence or anything, just assumption, probably quite wrong

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Post by p793 » 18 Aug 2011, 11:03

Scott...That seems insane. You sure that is weekly?

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Post by Rome_Leader » 18 Aug 2011, 13:11

Of course not. Brown's average numbers are for the year. I think his numbers are approximately correct. Given that there is no salary cap, footballers tend to be paid higher.
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Post by mint » 18 Aug 2011, 17:12

I doubt BSS and BSN are as high as £900 a week
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Post by arsenalfc08 » 18 Aug 2011, 18:51

mint wrote:I doubt BSS and BSN are as high as £900 a week
No way its that high not for BSS/BSN. I'm pretty sure most of those clubs are part time with maybe 1-3 being full time. I think a lot of the players at BSS/BSN clubs have part time jobs outside of football to make ends meet.

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Post by collin » 18 Aug 2011, 19:14

is the championship really only 30k average? i know the pound is worth more than a dollar but wow. It says on this website the average MLS player salary for 2011 is 154k, which in my opinion sounds pretty dang good. and i didnt think the championship league was far off from MLS

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Post by scottS4 » 18 Aug 2011, 19:25

this thread has the most misunderstandings ever.

the ones brown and i posted were for annual salaries. i posted in pounds, brown posted in american dollars.

the average for mls may be $150,000 per year, but many players, (especially rookies) make far less.

i've read around and bss + bsn probably make from 250-750 pounds per week.

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Post by p793 » 18 Aug 2011, 20:31

CHampionship players earn £195,000 a year? That's just as crazy as saying they earn that much p/w.

So scott, championship players earn £4000 per week!? Surely something wrong there.

Also most BSN teams are full time with 2-3 being part time I think

So they need to earn enough to live. I think yearly it ranges from 15,000 - 50,000

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Post by arsenalfc08 » 18 Aug 2011, 20:32

30,000 pounds is about $50,000.

MLS rookies make about $35-40,000 per year which is up from the $12-$15,000 a few years ago. Good luck to the rookies who are living in expensive cities like LA, NY or New Jersey, or Vancouver.

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Post by scottS4 » 18 Aug 2011, 20:49

p793 wrote:CHampionship players earn £195,000 a year? That's just as crazy as saying they earn that much p/w.

So scott, championship players earn £4000 per week!? Surely something wrong there.

Also most BSN teams are full time with 2-3 being part time I think

So they need to earn enough to live. I think yearly it ranges from 15,000 - 50,000

It was an average. averages are always lower than you'd expect because they take into account every player, including reserves who make the first team squad. (think oliver norwood on man utd.) For example, the average for my physics class last year was around 60%. i got 82%, but there were some people who never came to class and got 30%, and that shows up in the average.

i'm sure alot of championship players are on +10,000 pounds per week, but the low paid players bring the average down to 5,000ish.

also, that quote was from 2008/2009. the price of transfers have gone up alot these past few seasons.

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Post by collin » 19 Aug 2011, 01:17

ye the rookies make some low wages, sometimes its not even the rookies, ive seen people who have been in there for a few years still making 32k a year, and on the other hand i see some average players making huge dough, kind of strange. But, some of the rookies especially the generatin adidas players make good cash, like omar salgado makin 80k+ a year

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Post by powell » 20 Aug 2011, 21:18

I agree with Arsenalfc08, Teams in the BS North and South, the majority are part time clubs.

Remember in recent years where teams like Staines Town and Havant & Waterlooville have made in into the Proper rounds of the FA Cup?

Well ive read many story's of how for example Player X is a postman by day or a plumber. I'd say apart from any major teams those lower leagues are part-timers.

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Post by arsenalfc08 » 20 Aug 2011, 21:25

powell wrote:I agree with Arsenalfc08, Teams in the BS North and South, the majority are part time clubs.

Remember in recent years where teams like Staines Town and Havant & Waterlooville have made in into the Proper rounds of the FA Cup?

Well ive read many story's of how for example Player X is a postman by day or a plumber. I'd say apart from any major teams those lower leagues are part-timers.
I remember Staines played Swansea in the FA cup a few years ago I remember the commentator rattled off the jobs the Staines players held outside of football. Blue Square North/South clubs are mostly part time and probably have training 2-3 times a week usually at night to accommodate the players work schedules. Most players work during the day or go to college then training at night. The very few full time clubs at this level are usually the ones who were relegated from the Blue Square Premier and were still able to afford full time status despite being relegated.

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