German Football Referees To Receive A Distinctive Salary Increase Starting In '13-14
Bundesliga referees "will receive distinctively more money starting with the '13-14 season," according to the SID. Germany's elite FIFA refeeres will receive a fixed salary of €60,000 ($78,000) instead of €40,000 ($52,000) starting with the new season. The "salary of Germany's top referees will increase even more" and reach €75,000 ($97,000) by '16-17. At a meeting between the German Football Federation (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) at which the salary increases were decided on, DFB President Wolfgang Niersbach said, "Our referees have an extremely high responsibility and perform extraordinarily. It is our duty, and together with the DFL our desire, to react to the increased requirements at the elite level and provide the German referees with the best possible conditions." German FIFA referees and Bundesliga referees with more than five years experience will receive €50,000 ($65,000) instead of currently €30,000 ($39,000). All other Bundesliga referees will receive €40,000 starting with the '13-14 season, previously €20,000 ($26,000), which will increase to €55,000 ($71,000) by '16-17 (SID, 5/13).