ESPN: Compiling team salaries

Originally Published: April 14, 2014

ESPN The Magazine

TO FIND OUT which teams shell out the most dough on their players, 294 teams in 15 major pro leagues, covering seven sports, spanning 12 countries, comprising 8,663 athletes making a combined $16.15 billion in salary were surveyed. Nick Harris, editor of, compiled the final numbers.”Average Annual Pay” is calculated from base player salaries from current or most recently completed seasons from each sport. All totals exclude endorsements, performance bonuses, appearance fees and any other source of extra compensation. All figures converted to U.S. dollars. The lists include money paid in salaries to players who form the ‘first-team squad’ or active roster across a season. Salaries for the survey are taken from the following years:MLB, MLS: 2014NBA, NHL: 2013-14NFL, CSL (Chinese Super League, soccer), NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball), AFL (Australian Football League) and CFL (Canadian Football League): 2013EPL, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and SPL: 2012-13IPL (Indian Premier League, cricket): Annual pay extrapolated from 2013 tournamentFollow The Mag on Twitter (@ESPNmag) and like us on Facebook.

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