Hearts come fourth in list of Scottish club salaries

Aberdeen are ahead of Hearts in terms of first-team salaries
Aberdeen are ahead of Hearts in terms of first-team salaries
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Hearts' average yearly wage is the fourth highest in Scotland but almost £50,000 less than Aberdeen's, according to a new survey.

The sporting intelligence website has published salaries for sports clubs across the world and revealed that Scottish Premiership clubs are mostly paying players less than £100,000 per year.

Aberdeen's average wage is £134,670, putting them third in financial terms behind Rangers (£316,888) and Celtic (£717,860). Hearts come in fourth with an average first-team salary of £86,890.

Owner Ann Budge implemented a sensible and prudent financial plan after helping the Tynecastle club out of administration in 2014.

She has pledged not to overspend but Hearts finished third in the Scottish Premiership last season and reached the Europa League qualifying rounds under her stewardship.

They currently sit fourth in the table, in line with the survey's financial statistics.

Scottish Premiership average first-team wage:

Celtic: £717,860

Rangers: £316,888

Aberdeen: £134,670

Hearts: £86,890

Dundee: £61,837

Inverness: £53,345

Motherwell:£49,335

Kilmarnock: £48,950

Ross County: £47,515

St Johnstone: £47,206

Partick Thistle: £42,671

Hamilton: £42,606