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Major League Baseball Team Payrolls 1998-2020

Team Payroll
New York Yankees $ 194,663,079
Boston Red Sox $ 120,099,824
Los Angeles Angels $ 103,472,000
Chicago White Sox $ 102,750,667
New York Mets $ 101,084,963
Los Angeles Dodgers $ 98,447,187
Chicago Cubs $ 94,424,499
Houston Astros $ 92,551,503
Atlanta Braves $ 90,156,876
San Francisco Giants $ 90,056,419
St. Louis Cardinals $ 88,891,371
Philadelphia Phillies $ 88,273,333
Seattle Mariners $ 87,959,833
Detroit Tigers $ 82,612,866
Baltimore Orioles $ 72,585,582
Toronto Blue Jays $ 71,915,000
San Diego Padres $ 69,896,141
Texas Rangers $ 68,228,662
Minnesota Twins $ 63,396,006
Washington Nationals $ 63,143,000
Oakland Athletics $ 62,243,079
Cincinnati Reds $ 60,909,519
Arizona Diamondbacks $ 59,684,226
Milwaukee Brewers $ 57,568,333
Cleveland Indians $ 56,031,500
Kansas City Royals $ 47,294,000
Pittsburgh Pirates $ 46,717,750
Colorado Rockies $ 41,233,000
Tampa Bay Devil Rays $ 35,417,967
Florida Marlins $ 14,998,500

2005 Opening Day Payrolls

Payrolls and average salaries for the Opening-Day rosters of the 30 major league teams. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses. In some cases, parts of salaries deferred without interest are discounted to reflect present-day values.

Rank Team Payroll
1. New York Yankees $205,938,439
2. Boston Red Sox $121,311,945
3. New York Mets $104,770,139
4. Philadelphia Phillies $95,337,908
5. Los Angeles Angels $95,017,822
6. St. Louis Cardinals $93,319,842
7. San Francisco Giants $89,487,842
8. Chicago Cubs $87,210,933
9. Seattle Mariners $85,883,333
10. Atlanta Braves $85,148,582
11. Los Angeles Dodgers $81,029,500
12. Houston Astros $76,779,022
13. Chicago White Sox $75,228,000
14. Baltimore Orioles $74,570,539
15. Detroit Tigers $68,998,183
16. Arizona Diamondbacks $63,015,834
17. San Diego Padres $62,888,192
18. Florida Marlins $60,375,961
19. Cincinnati Reds $59,658,275
20. Minnesota Twins $56,615,000
21. Oakland Athletics $55,869,262
22. Texas Rangers $55,307,258
23. Washington Nationals $48,581,500
24. Colorado Rockies $47,789,000
25. Toronto Blue Jays $45,336,500
26. Cleveland Indians $41,830,400
27. Milwaukee Brewers $40,234,833
28. Pittsburgh Pirates $38,138,000
29. Kansas City Royals $36,881,000
30. Tampa Bay Devil Rays $29,893,567

2004 Opening Day Payrolls

Payrolls and average salaries for the Opening-Day rosters of the 30 major league teams. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses. In some cases, parts of salaries deferred without interest are discounted to reflect present-day values.

Team Payroll Average
N.Y. Yankees $182,835,513 $6,304,673
Boston 125,208,542 4,173,618
Anaheim 101,084,667 3,743,877
New York Mets 100,629,303 3,870,358
Philadelphia 93,219,167 3,452,562
Chicago Cubs 91,101,667 3,141,437
Los Angeles 89,694,342 3,449,782
Atlanta 88,507,788 3,160,992
San Francisco 82,019,167 2,645,780
Seattle 81,543,833 2,912,280
St. Louis 75,633,517 3,025,341
Houston 74,666,303 2,986,652
Arizona 70,204,984 2,420,862
Ch. White Sox 65,212,500 2,508,173
Colorado 64,590,403 2,306,800
Oakland 59,825,167 2,215,747
Texas 54,825,973 1,890,551
San Diego 54,639,503 2,185,580
Minnesota 53,585,000 2,060,962
Baltimore 51,212,653 1,829,023
Toronto 50,017,000 1,923,731
Kansas City 47,609,000 1,586,967
Detroit 46,353,554 1,655,484
Montreal 43,197,500 1,439,917
Cincinnati 43,067,858 1,538,138
Florida 42,118,042 1,559,927
Cleveland 34,569,300 1,152,310
Pittsburgh 32,227,929 1,193,627
Tampa Bay 29,506,667 1,092,840
Milwaukee 27,518,500 1,100,740

2003 Opening Day Payrolls

Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses and other guaranteed income.

Team Payroll
NY Yankees $ 152,749,814
NY Mets $ 117,176,429
Atlanta Braves $ 106,243,667
LA Dodgers $ 105,872,620
Texas Rangers $ 103,491,667
Boston Red Sox $ 99,946,500
Seattle Mariners $ 86,959,167
St Louis Cardinals $ 83,486,666
SF Giants $ 82,852,167
Arizona Diamondbacks $ 80,640,333
Chicago Cubs $ 79,868,333
Anaheim Angels $ 79,031,667
Baltimore Orioles $ 73,877,500
Houston Astros $ 71,040,000
Philadelphia Phillies $ 70,780,000
Colorado Rockies $ 67,179,667
Cincinnati Reds $ 59,355,667
Minnesota Twins $ 55,505,000
Pittsburgh Pirates $ 54,812,429
Montreal Expos $ 51,948,500
Toronto Blue Jays $ 51,269,000
Chicago White Sox $ 51,010,000
Oakland Athletics $ 50,260,834
Detroit Tigers $ 49,168,000
Florida Marlins $ 49,050,000
Cleveland Indians $ 48,584,834
San Diego Padres $ 47,928,000
Milwaukee Brewers $ 40,627,000
KC Royals $ 40,518,000
Tampa Bay Devil Rays $ 19,630,000

2002 Opening Day Payrolls

Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses and other guaranteed income.

Team Payroll Average
NY Yankees $125,928,583 $4,342,365
Boston Red Sox $108,366,060 $3,612,202
Texas Rangers $105,302,124 $3,631,108
Arizona Diamondbacks $102,820,000 $3,115,758
LA Dodgers $94,850,952 $3,648,114
NY Mets $94,633,593 $3,639,754
Atlanta Braves $93,470,367 $3,015,173
Seattle Mariners $80,282,668 $3,211,307
Cleveland Indians $78,909,448 $2,630,315
SF Giants $78,299,835 $2,899,994
Toronto Blue Jays $76,864,333 $2,650,494
Chicago Cubs $75,690,833 $2,703,244
St. Louis Cardinals $74,098,267 $2,849,933
Houston Astros $63,448,417 $2,349,941
Anaheim Angels $61,721,667 $2,204,345
Baltimore Orioles $60,493,487 $1,890,421
Philadelphia Phillies $57,955,000 $2,069,821
Chicago White Sox $57,052,833 $2,113,068
Colorado Rockies $56,851,043 $2,105,594
Detroit Tigers $55,048,000 $1,966,000
Milwaukee Brewers $50,287,833 $1,734,063
Kansas City Royals $47,257,000 $1,629,552
Cincinnati Reds $45,050,390 $1,501,680
Pittsburgh Pirates $42,323,598 $1,459,434
Florida Marlins $41,979,917 $1,499,283
San Diego Padres $41,425,000 $1,428,448
Minnesota Twins $40,225,000 $1,547,115
Oakland Athletics $39,679,746 $1,469,620
Montreal Expos $38,670,500 $1,381,089
Tampa Bay Devil Rays $34,380,000 $1,227,857

2001 Opening Day Payrolls

Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses and other guaranteed income.

Team Payroll Average
NY Yankees $109,791,893 $3,541,674
Boston $109,558,908 $3,423,716
Los Angeles $108,980,952 $3,757,964
NY Mets $93,174,428 $3,327,658
Cleveland $91,974,979 $3,065,833
Atlanta $91,851,687 $2,962,958
Texas $88,504,421 $2,854,981
Arizona $81,206,513 $2,900,233
St. Louis $77,270,855 $2,664,512
Toronto $75,798,500 $2,707,089
Seattle $75,652,500 $2,701,875
Baltimore $72,426,328 $2,497,460
Colorado $71,068,000 $2,632,148
Chicago Cubs $64,015,833 $2,462,147
San Francisco $63,332,667 $2,345,654
Chicago White Sox $62,363,000 $2,309,741
Houston $60,382,667 $2,236,395
Tampa Bay $54,951,602 $2,035,245
Pittsburgh $52,698,333 $1,699,946
Detroit $49,831,167 $1,779,685
Anaheim $46,568,180 $1,502,199
Cincinnati $45,227,882 $1,739,534
Milwaukee $43,089,333 $1,595,901
Philadelphia $41,664,167 $1,602,468
San Diego $38,333,117 $1,419,745
Kansas City $35,643,000 $1,229,069
Florida $35,504,167 $1,183,472
Montreal $34,774,500 $1,159,150
Oakland $33,810,750 $1,252,250
Minnesota $24,350,000 $901,852

2000 Opening Day Payrolls

Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses and other guaranteed income.

Team Payroll Average
NY Yankees $92,538,260 $3,190,974
Los Angeles $88,124,286 $3,263,862
Atlanta $84,537,836 $2,817,928
Baltimore $81,447,435 $2,808,532
Arizona $81,027,833 $2,893,851
NY Mets $79,509,776 $3,180,391
Boston $77,940,333 $2,598,011
Cleveland $75,880,871 $2,918,495
Texas $70,795,921 $2,722,920
Tampa Bay $62,765,129 $2,024,682
St. Louis $61,453,863 $2,276,069
Colorado $61,111,190 $2,182,543
Chicago Cubs $60,539,333 $2,017,978
Seattle $58,915,000 $2,265,962
Detroit $58,265,167 $2,157,969
San Diego $54,821,000 $1,827,367
San Francisco $53,737,826 $2,066,839
Anaheim $51,464,167 $1,715,472
Houston $51,289,111 $1,899,597
Philadelphia $47,308,000 $1,631,310
Cincinnati $46,867,200 $1,735,822
Toronto $46,238,333 $1,778,397
Milwaukee $36,505,333 $1,140,792
Montreal $34,807,833 $1,200,270
Oakland $31,971,333 $1,184,123
Chicago White Sox $31,133,500 $1,073,569
Pittsburgh $28,928,333 $1,112,628
Kansas City $23,433,000 $836,893
Florida $20,072,000 $692,138
Minnesota $16,519,500 $635,365

1999 Team Payrolls

Team – Payroll – Average

Yankees: $88,180,7120 – $3,149,311
Texas: 81,576,598 – 2,812,986
Atlanta: 74,890,000 – 2,415,806
Cleveland: 73,278,458 – 2,093,670
Baltimore: 72,198,363 – 2,489,599
Boston: 71,725,000 – 2,173,485
Mets: 71,506,427 – 23,370,526
Los Angeles: 71,115,786 – 2,370,526
Arizona: 70,496,000 – 2,203,000
Cubs: 55,443,500 – 1,911,845
Colorado: 54,442,505 – 1,944,375:
Houston: 54,339,000 – 1,698,094
Anaheim: 49,868,167 – 1,511,157
Toronto: 48,455,333 – 1,563,075
St. Louis: 46,173,195 – 1,442,912
San Francisco: 45,959,557 – 1,641,413
San Diego: 45,832,180 – 1,636,864
Seattle: 44,396,336 – 1,432,140
Milwaukee: 42,927,395 – 1,341,481
Cincinnati: 42,142,761 – 1,404,759
Tampa Bay: 38,027,500 – 1,118,456
Detroit: 34,959,667 – 1,165,322
Philadelphia: 30,568,167 – 955,255
White Sox: 24,535,000 – 908,704
Oakland: 24,175,333 – 805,844
Pittsburgh: 24,167,667 – 690,505
Kansas City: 16,557,000 – 534,097
Montreal: 16,413,000 – 529,452
Minnesota: 16,345,000 – 653,800
Florida: 15,150,000 – 561,111

1998 Team Payrolls

Team – Payroll – AverageBaltimore: $71,860,921 – $2,566,481 N.Y. Yankees: 65,663,698 – 2,188,790 Los Angeles: 62,806,667 – 1,903,232 Atlanta: 61,708,000 – 1,990,516 Texas: 60,519,595 – 2,086,883 Cleveland: 59,543,165 – 1,860,724 Boston: 59,497,000 – 1,652,694 N.Y. Mets: 58,660,665 – 1,955,356 San Diego: 53,066,166 – 1,894,863 Chicago Cubs: 49,816,000 – 1,717,793 San Francisco: 48,514,715 – 1,732,668 Anaheim: 48,389,000 – 1,466,333 Houston: 48,304,000 – 1,558,194 Colorado: 47,714,648 – 1,704,095 St. Louis: 44,090854 – 1,674,673 Seattle: 43,698,136 – 1,506,832 Kansas City: 35,610,000 – 1,047,353 Chicago White Sox: 35,180,000 – 1,407,200 Toronto: 34,158,500 – 1,313,788 Milwaukee: 31,897,903 – 996,809 Arizona: 31,614,500 – 1,090,155 Philadelphia: 28,622,500 – 954,083 Tampa Bay: 27,370,000 – 829,394 Minnesota: 24,527,500 – 943,365 Oakland: 22,463,500 – 774,603 Cincinnati: 20,707,333 – 714,046 Detroit: 19,237,500 – 712,500 Florida: 15,141,000 – 458,818 Pittsburgh: 13,695,000 – 458,500 Montreal: 8,317,000 – 297,054

Player Salary Statistics

1967-2020

Year Minimum Average % Chg
2020 $563,500    
2019 $555,000  
2018 $545,000 $4,520,000  
2017 $535,000 $4,470,000 5.4
2016 $507,500 $4,400,000
2015 $507,500 $4,250,000
2014 $507,500 $3,820,000 12.8
2013 $480,000 $3,386,212 5.4 
2012 $480,000 $3,440,000 3.8
2011 $414,500 $3,305,393 0.2
2010 $400,000 $3,297,828 1.8
2009 $400,000 $3,240,206 2.7
2008 $390,000 $3,150,000 7.1
2007 $380,000 $2,820,000 4.6
2006 $327,000 $2,699,292 9
2005 $316,000 $2,632,655 5.9
2004 $300,000 $2,486,609 (-2.7)
2003 $300,000 $2,555,416 7.2
2002 $200,000 $2,340,920 5.2
2001 $200,000 $2,138,896 13.9
2000 $200,000 $1,895,630 15.6
1999 $200,000 $1,611,166 19.3
1998 $170,000 $1,398,831 4.2
1997 $150,000 $1,336,609 17.6
1996 $122,667 $1,119,981 9.9
1995 $109,000 $1,110,766 (-9.9)
1994 $109,000 $1,168,263 6.1
1993 $109,000 $1,076,089 3.3
1992 $109,000 $1,028,667 21.7
1991 $100,000 $851,492 53.9
1990 $100,000 $597,537 12.9
1989 $68,000 $497,254
1988 $62,500 $438,729
1987 $62,500 $412,454
1986 $60,000 $412,520
1985 $60,000 $371,571
1984 $40,000 $329,408
1983 $35,000 $289,194
1982 $33,500 $241,497
1981 $32,500 $185,651
1980 $30,000 $143,756
1979 $21,000 $113,558
1978 $21,000 $99,876
1977 $19,000 $76,066
1976 $19,000 $51,501
1975 $16,000 $44,676
1974 $15,000 $40,839
1973 $15,000 $36,566
1972 $13,500 $34,092
1971 $12,750 $31,543
1970 $12,000 $29,303
1969 $10,000 $24,909
1968 $10,000 N/A
1967 $6,000 $19,000

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