EPL referee Martin Atkinson earns more than Prime Minister David Cameron

Martin Atkinson pocketed over £8,000 more than British Prime Minister David Cameron last season.

The Premier League referee banked a mammoth £150,650 during the 2014-15 campaign.

That’s £8,150 more than Tory leader and PM Cameron, whose annual salary stands at £142,500.

Top flight refs are paid £90,000 per season and receive match fees on top of that amount, with domestic games worth £450, and European and international ones worth an eye watering £4,000.

During the 2014-15 season, Atkinson reffed six Champions League matches, two Europa League matches and three European Championship qualifiers, raking in £44,000 in the process.

The 37 domestic games he officiated saw him earn £16,650.

Fellow ref Mark Clattenburg also pocketed more than Cameron, coming away with £150,200 – just £450 less than Atkinson.

Michael Oliver, another top flight official, placed third in the referees’ money table.

In December, Atkinson and Clattenburg were confirmed among the 18 referees appointed to officiate matches at the European Championship in France this summer

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