Based on experience, Champions League referees salaries are divided into different tiers. The more senior is the official, the more he got paid. UEFA divided the Champions leagues, referees, into 5 different tiers:
- Elite Developemnt
Elite Tier is based on that professional referee who has 5 to 7 years of experience in football league careers.
Elite Tiers referees are selected for the big matches like the round of 16, knockout rounds, semifinals, and finals.
Take a look at the how much UEFA Champions League Referees Salaries are based on their category:
|Category||Match Referee||Assistant Referee||Fourth Umpire|
Senior referees are paid over $10,000 per game if they are in the Elite category. However, Elite Development category referees get $6,500.
Meanwhile, The First, Second, and Third-tier referees get $3000, $2000, and $1000 per game.
All referees have additional two assistant referees who will help the match official. Assistants referees called for fouls, offside rules, and corner kicks.
Meanwhile, Senior Referee monitors the game on the pitch. In Elite Level, Assitant referees make $3000 per match. However, in tier third, they are only making $350 dollars per match.
Champions league Refrees salaries 2022-2023
UEFA updated its Champions league referees pannels. Referees who are finalized to official the game will earn up to $10000. However, referees per match fee will totally based on their categories.
Have a look at this year champions league referees panel:
|Referees||Category||Match Fee||Expected Earning in 2022|
|Damir Skomina||Elite Panel||$10,000||$1,40,000|
|Cuneyt Cakır||Elite Panel||$10,000||$1,20,000|
|Bjorn Kuipers||Elite Panel||$10,000||$1,20,000|
|Danny Makkelie||Elite Panel||$8,000||$96,000|
|Antonio Mateu Lahoz||Elite Panel||$8,000||$96,000|
|Dr. Felix Brych||Elite Panel||$10,000||$1,20,000|
|Daniele Orsato||Elite Panel||$8,000||$96,000|
|Gianluca Rocchi||Elite Panel||$8,000||$96,000|
|Clement Turpin||Elite Panel||$10,000||$1,20,000|
|William Collum||Elite Panel||$8,000||$96,000|
|Carlos Del Cerro Grande||Elite Panel||$8,000||$96,000|
|Benoit Bastien||Elite Development Panel||$6,500||$60,000|
However, premier league referees got paid way better than champions league referee as the Champions league is a cup competition.