Everton FC players earn an average of £1.63m per year or £31,447 per week according to a new report undertaken by website Sporting Intelligence.
The Blues remain in the top 100 and are the 90th biggest wage payers in sport, two places below Premier League strugglers Newcastle.
Aston Villa (80th) and Tottenham (30th) also sit above Everton in the list, paying their players £34,815 and £54,077 respectively.
Rivals Liverpool pay their players more than double that what Everton pay theirs, with players earning per week £67,486 on average.
Manchester United in sixth (£89,988 per week/£4.68m per year), Chelsea in eighth (£83,713 per week/£4.35m per year) and Arsenal in 10th (£77,963 per week/£4.05m per year) are on average the top four payers in the Premier League
Sunderland (94th) and Swansea (95th) also make the top 100 with their average wages being £31,078 and £31,015.
In his introduction to the report, Nick Harris from Sporting Intelligence said: “The GSSS looks solely at earnings for playing sport, not for endorsements or other extra-curricular activities. The 2015 report considers 333 teams in 17 leagues across 13 countries in seven sports: football, baseball, basketball, gridiron, cricket, ice hockey and Australian Rules football.
“The NBA is the highest-paying league as a whole, with 448 players at 30 teams in the 2014-15 season earning an average of £2.67m per year each, or $4.58m each on average.
“The Premier League is the best paying football league in the world, with average annual pay at £2.23m per player.”
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