Financial report: Wigan's wage bill shoots up on Championship promotion

11 March 2020

Wigan
Photo: PA Images Their wage bill rose to £19.4 million from £11.7 million the season before with the club having invested £7.1 million on new players in the period.

Wigan's wage bill rose by 66 per cent following promotion to the Championship, the club said in a statement on their financial results for last year.

Turnover increased due to increased Premier League solidarity payments and EFL central distributions, but so did their pre-tax loss.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Wigan's wage bill rose by 66 per cent following promotion to the Championship ahead of last season, the club said in a statement on their financial results for 2018/19.

Their wage bill rose to £19.4 million from £11.7 million the season before with the club having invested £7.1 million on new players in the period. 

In comparison, Hull, level on points with Wigan in 21st place, paid £24.8 million in wages last season, while the Championship average stood at £34.1 million in 2017/18. 

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