The PSL, as a whole, has a considerable wage bill, with the average player salary calculated at around R100 000 per month.
However, some players are above average and, as a result, command wages higher than their peers.
We take a look at who the highest-paid PSL players are in 2020.
Highest paid PSL players in 2020
Buhle Mkhwanazi (Bidvest Wits) – R250 000
Whoever is set to land the services of Bafana defender Buhle Mkhwanazi next season will have to at least keep up with one of the highest salaries currently being dished out in the PSL.
The 30-year-old is linked with a move to Kaizer Chiefs, following the sale of Bidvest Wits.
Gaston Sirino (Mamelodi Sundowns) – R300 000
Arguably one of the best players in South Africa’s top-flight currently, Sirino is also one of the league’s top earners.
Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs) – R300 000
One of Kaizer Chiefs’ top goal-scorers in the PSL era is among their highest earners. Parker joined the Glamour Boys from FC Twente in 2011, and is believed to be earning R300 000 per month.
Elias Pelembe (Bidvest Wits) – R320 000
One of the oldest players in the PSL also happens to be one of the highest paid. The 36-year-old might feature sparingly for Bidvest Wits, but is said to pocket over a quarter of a million each month.
Anthony Laffor (Mamelodi Sundowns) – R380 000
He may be somewhat of a forgotten man, given his recent injury issues that have kept him out of the starting line-up at Sundowns, but the Liberian attacker still commands one of the highest salaries being dished out in the PSL at present.
Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs) – R480 000
Like Laffor, Itumeleng Khune has spent most of the past two years on the bench for Kaizer Chiefs, but has been smiling all the way to the bank. The 33-year-old is said to be pocketing a handsome R480 000 each month at the Naturena-based outfit.
Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs) – R830 000
After seeing out his contract with Mamelodi Sundowns, the Zimbabwean international would have been eyeing a move abroad, but was convinced to remain in South Africa by Kaizer Chiefs.
Persuading Billiat to trade the Tshwane giants for the iconic side from Soweto did not come cheap, as Chiefs reportedly fork out close to R1 million every month to keep him at Naturena.