Player wages in football seem to rise every year, with players earning tens of thousands of pounds per week – more than they will ever need – for kicking a ball around on a pitch.
West Bromwich Albion players won’t earn anywhere near the astronomical figures you see in the papers, but they still undoubtedly get paid a lot.
Given that the Baggies are in the Championship, the players’ wages will be considerably lower than those who play for teams in the Premier League; and those who were relegated with Albion would have seen their salary drop drastically to adjust to the new division and the lesser revenue.
However, now that West Brom have been promoted, their wages will be much higher than the figures in this list — but this is reportedly what the players earned this season.
All figures are taken from footballleaguefc.com – a site that sources data on player wages from a variety of sources in order to be as accurate as possible.
#20 Filip Krovinovic – £11,000 p/wEmbed from Getty Images
Filip Krovinovic is currently on loan at the Baggies from Benfica and is believed to be earning more than this with the Portuguese side, but as this list is only what Albion pay their players, £11,000 is their share of the deal.
#19 Conor Townsend – £11,500 p/wEmbed from Getty Images
Conor Townsend joined West Brom from Scunthorpe in the summer of 2018 for around £750,000. You can imagine that his wages were a fraction of what he’s earning now, but good luck to him — he’s been solid for Albion at left-back this season.
#18 Oliver Burke – £12,500 p/wEmbed from Getty Images
Oliver Burke has struggled to make much of an impact at West Brom since joining for £13.5m from RB Leipzig in 2017, and is currently out on loan with Deportivo Alaves in La Liga.
#17 Romaine Sawyers – £12,500 p/wEmbed from Getty Images
Romaine Sawyers joined from Brentford last summer and has been a crucial addition to the midfield, forming a strong partnership with Jake Livermore. You may be surprised to find him so low down on this list given how influential he is to the side.
#16 Kyle Bartley – £13,500 p/wEmbed from Getty Images
Kyle Bartley has been revitalised under Slaven Bilic and was a key part of the defence for the first half of the season but Semi Ajayi and Ahmed Hegazi’s consistently positive performances kept him benched for a while. A solid backup defender.