Nine of the division’s 20 bosses pocket base annual salaries of £5million or more and pay packets usually rise when new contracts are handed out. Sportekz have published details of the wages being earned by the Premier League managers. We’ve ranked them here in terms of their earnings.
20) Chris Wilder, Sheffield United
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the man who was first appointed at Bramall Lane when the Blades were languishing in League One is the lowest-paid manager in the Premier League.
However, Wilder has signed two new contracts since Sheffield United earned promotion – a three-year deal in the summer of 2019 and then a new contract in January, seeing him through to the summer of 2024, as per BBC Sport.
Wilder earns a reported £14,000 per week with a base salary of £675,000 per year.
19) Slaven Bilic, West Bromwich Albion
Slaven Bilic is the only other Premier League manager who is said to have an annual wage of less than £1million.
His two-year deal was signed when the Baggies were in the Championship and is due to expire at the end of the current campaign.
One of four Premier League managers out of contract at the end of the season, Bilic earns a reported £17,700 per week.
18) Ralph Hassenhutl, Southampton
Hassenhutl may have finished as a runner-up with RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga, but he’s one of the lowest-paid bosses in England’s top tier.
The 52-year-old, who replaced Mark Hughes as Southampton boss in December 2018, earns £21,000 per week and an annual income of £1million.
In June 2020, he signed a new contract to extend his stay at the club until 2024, as per The Guardian.
17) Graham Potter, Brighton
Having previously worked wonders at Swedish underdogs Ostersunds, Potter impressed at Swansea City before being appointed by Brighton in 2019.
Potter is reported to be on the same wage as Hassenhutl, with an annual earning of £1million.
16) Dean Smith, Aston Villa
There is a significant hike in income to the next man on the list, with Aston Villa boss Dean Smith earning a reported £31,250 per week – translating to £1.5million per year.
Smith’s current deal runs through to the summer of 2023, as per BBC Sport, with Villa recently rewarding him for maintaining their top-flight status.
15) Sean Dyche, Burnley
The Burnley boss is one of five Premier League managers whose contract expires in the summer of 2022, with his most recent deal penned in 2018, as cited by BBC Sport.
Dyche has been in charge at Turf Moor since 2012 and has established the Clarets as a fixture in the Premier League in recent years.
Sportekz claim his salary is £2.4million per annum, but the Lancashire Telegraph have previously reported it could be as high as £3.5million.
14) Steve Bruce, Newcastle
One of the league’s most experienced managers, Steve Bruce is said to be on a weekly wage of £57,000, which translates into an annual salary of £2.75million.
He has two years remaining on his contract at St James’s Park, which was signed upon his appointment in the summer of 2019.
13) David Moyes, West Ham
On slightly more than Bruce, West Ham boss David Moyes has an annual wage of £3million.
The Scot penned an 18-month deal last season and the Telegraph report there will be no discussions over a contract renewal until the turn of the year at the earliest.
12) Scott Parker, Fulham
The former combative midfielder guided Fulham to promotion via the play-offs last term and the club confirmed in September that he had penned a three-year contract through to 2023.
He is said to earn a wage of £73,000 per week, which is £3.5million per year – surprisingly high for someone at the start of his managerial career.
11) Nuno Espirito Santo, Wolves
The Portuguese boss signed a new three-year deal at Molineux on the eve of the current season, as per BBC Sport.
He is said to now be on an annual wage of £4million, with weekly earnings of £85,000.
10) Roy Hodgson, Crystal Palace
Now 72, Roy Hodgson is the league’s oldest manager and is under contract at Selhurst Park until the end of the season.
His most recent deal was signed back in March, as per BBC Sport, and while he has generally impressed across his spell at Palace, it is unlikely he will remain beyond the current campaign.
Hodgson is currently in his 44th year as a manager, his career having begun at Swedish club Halmstads in 1976. He is said to earn £4.5million per season.
9) Brendan Rodgers, Leicester
Brendan Rodgers committed his long-term future to Leicester last December – when the team were comfortably in the top three – by signing of a new contract to 2025, as per The Guardian.
Reports indicate the Northern Irishman earns £105,000 per week and has an annual salary of £5million.
8) Mikel Arteta, Arsenal
Arsenal appointed Mikel Arteta through to the summer of 2023 last December, and Goal say his salary is the same as Leicester boss Rodgers – an annual sum of £5million.
The Spaniard has enjoyed a successful opening year at the Gunners, helping them to last season’s FA Cup and also lifting the Community Shield ahead of this season.
He is one of the youngest managers in the league but the protégé of Pep Guardiola looks to have a bright future in coaching.
7) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United
It is perhaps a little surprising that the manager of Manchester United – known for their generous contract offers to players – is not even among the six highest-earning managers in the Premier League.
The Norwegian was appointed permanently in March 2019 following a successful stint as caretaker. He earns a reported £160,000 per week, which works out as £7.8million per annum.
6) Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds
Marcelo Bielsa penned a one-year contract extension at Elland Road last month to make him one of the highest-paid managers in the Premier League.
The Argentine is on a reported £166,660 per week – £8million per year, a figure which is higher than his Arsenal and Manchester United counterparts.
He has overseen the club’s return to the big time and will leave a lasting impact on the Whites regardless of what happens this season.
5) Frank Lampard, Chelsea
Frank Lampard is the fifth highest-paid manager in the Premier League, earning marginally more than Bielsa at £166,850 per week.
As per Sky Sports, the former England international penned a three-year deal at Stamford Bridge last summer.
Lampard met his objectives of a top-four finish last year, but more will be expected after the Blues’ significant outlay in the summer transfer market.
4) Carlo Ancelotti, Everton
It is unsurprising that one of the game’s most distinguished managers earns a significant salary at Everton.
Sportekz claim Carlo Ancelotti’s salary is £11million per annum, but The Sun have reported Ancelotti’s deal is worth £14million over the course of a season.
With Juventus, Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich among his former employers, the Italian is one of the division’s highest-profile head coaches.
3) Jose Mourinho, Tottenham
Jose Mourinho is still managerial box-office and his appointment at Tottenham last season stole headlines across the football world.
The Daily Mail claim Mourinho is on a £15million-a-year contract at Spurs, making him the third highest-paid manager in the Premier League, with a whopping weekly wage of a £313,000.
2) Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp has transformed Liverpool from Premier League underperformers into record-breaking champions in England and Europe.
Unsurprisingly, he is very well paid and pockets marginally more than Mourinho at Spurs. Sportekz claim his weekly wage is £313,500, which is around £15million per season.
Klopp’s current deal at Anfield runs through until 2024.
1) Pep Guardiola, Manchester City
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola last signed a contract extension in 2018, with the Daily Mirror reporting his annual salary is a whopping £30million.
That places the Catalan far above any of his competitors in the Premier League and reflects Guardiola’s status within the game.
Guardiola’s weekly wage is £417,500, but with his contract up at the end of the season, there could be a new leader of this list next term.