How Premier League wages have drastically risen since Leeds United's 2004 relegation

A look at the average wage from each Premier League season

Saturday, 16th May 2020, 9:00 am
Updated Saturday, 16th May 2020, 9:14 am
The Premier League wages have changed drastically since Leeds United were in the Premier League. Picture: Getty

Leeds United fans don’t need reminding that it has been a long time since the team competed in the Premier League. This campaign is the 16th outside the top flight.

Next season, however, could of course be very different. The Whites could be back in the big time. They will encounter a different place to the one they left. One similarity will be the big wages on offer. Leeds were big spenders before they dropped into the second tier. If they are to be competing in the league next campaign, they will likely be overshadowed by many when it comes to wages.

Click and scroll through to see how the average first-team football wages including bonuses have increased across the past quarter of a century.

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Average wage: £3,668.
Average wage: £4,905
Average wage: £6,863
Average wage: £8,798
Average wage: £10,755
Average wage: £12,645
Average wage: £15,885
Average wage: £17,123
Average wage: £18,248
Average wage: £17,663
Average wage: £19,215
Average wage: £21,803
Average wage: £26,910
Average wage: £29,813
Average wage: £31,455
Average wage: £35,865
Average wage: £37,305
Average wage: £40,140
Average wage: £42,818.
Average wage: £45,698
Average wage: £51,278
Average wage: £56,138
Average wage: £63,450
Average wage: £67,095
Average wage: £69,779