8. Middlesbrough [£13.6m]
Goalkeeper Zack Steffen, who is on loan from Manchester City, is the highest-paid player at Middlesbrough. His weekly wage is £45,962, which is way more than the average weekly wage of £10,052 of the Middlesbrough squad.
7. Cardiff City [£13.7m]
Joe Ralls is the highest-paid player at Cardiff City, earning a weekly wage of £24,423. The club spends £473,793 on average per player annually.
6. Stoke City [£15.2m]
Sam Clucas is the highest-paid player at Stoke City, with a weekly salary of £35k. Once an established Premier League club, they have been languishing in the Championship since 2018. Their supporters will hope to see their club re-enter the top division soon.
5. Sheffield United [£17.5m]
Sheffield United are currently second in the Championship table and looks on course for promotion. Ciaran Clark, the loanee from Newcastle United, is currently the highest-paid player at the club with a weekly wage of £35k.
4. West Brom [£21.8m]
The Baggies were relegated from the top division at the end of the 2020-21 season. The following season they finished 10th in the Championship. The highest-paid player in the team is Jake Livermore, who earns £45,962 per week.
3. Norwich [£23m]
Relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2021-22 season, Norwich will hope to bounce back soon. The highest-paid player on their payroll is Ben Gibson, who earns £40k a week.
2. Burnley [£26m]
After their relegation from the Premier League at the end of the 2021-22 season, Burnley roped in Vincent Kompany as their new manager. This move has paid dividends as they are flying high in the Championship and look on course for promotion. The highest-paid player in their team is Josh Brownhill, with a weekly wage of £40k.
1. Watford [£26.8m]
Watford are currently the highest spenders in the English Championship. They were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2021-22 season, and will hope to return to the top division again at the end of this season. The highest-paid player in their team is Ismaïla Sarr, who earns a weekly wage of £63,077.