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2018 Starting Pitcher Salary Rankings

Player salary
1

Clayton Kershaw

Starting Pitcher
$35,571,428
2

Zack Greinke

Starting Pitcher
$34,000,000
3

Jake Arrieta

Starting Pitcher
$30,000,000

David Price

Starting Pitcher
$30,000,000
5

Justin Verlander

Starting Pitcher
$28,000,000
6

Jon Lester

Starting Pitcher
$27,500,000
7

Felix Hernandez

Starting Pitcher
$26,857,142
8

Yu Darvish

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000
9

Jordan Zimmermann

Starting Pitcher
$24,000,000
10

Cole Hamels

Starting Pitcher
$22,500,000
11

Max Scherzer

Starting Pitcher
$22,142,857
12

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
$22,000,000
13

Rick Porcello

Starting Pitcher
$21,125,000
14

James Shields

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000

Johnny Cueto

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000

Homer Bailey

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000
17

Jeff Samardzija

Starting Pitcher
$19,800,000
18

Adam Wainwright

Starting Pitcher
$19,500,000
19

Stephen Strasburg

Starting Pitcher
$18,333,333
20

Mike Leake

Starting Pitcher
$17,000,000
21

Rich Hill

Starting Pitcher
$16,666,666
22

Ian Kennedy

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000
23

Alex Cobb

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Danny Duffy

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000
25

Ervin Santana

Starting Pitcher
$13,500,000
26

Phil Hughes

Relief Pitcher
$13,200,000

Dallas Keuchel

Starting Pitcher
$13,200,000
28

Marco Estrada

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

J.A. Happ

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000
30

Chris Sale

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000

Tyler Chatwood

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000
32

Gio Gonzalez

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Lance Lynn

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Madison Bumgarner

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000
35

Carlos Martinez

Starting Pitcher
$11,700,000
36

Brandon McCarthy

Starting Pitcher
$11,500,000
37

Corey Kluber

Starting Pitcher
$10,700,000
38

C.C. Sabathia

Starting Pitcher
$10,000,000

Wei-Yin Chen

Starting Pitcher
$10,000,000
40

Ivan Nova

Starting Pitcher
$9,166,666
41

Matt Moore

Starting Pitcher
$9,000,000

Jason Hammel

Starting Pitcher
$9,000,000
43

Jose Quintana

Starting Pitcher
$8,850,000
44

Jhoulys Chacin

Starting Pitcher
$8,750,000
45

Drew Pomeranz

Starting Pitcher
$8,500,000
46

Mike Minor

Relief Pitcher
$8,333,333
47

Julio Teheran

Starting Pitcher
$8,166,666
48

Carlos Carrasco

Starting Pitcher
$8,000,000

Jaime Garcia

Starting Pitcher
$8,000,000
50

Hyun-Jin Ryu

Starting Pitcher
$7,833,333
51

Miles Mikolas

Starting Pitcher
$7,750,000
52

Patrick Corbin

Starting Pitcher
$7,500,000
53

Jacob deGrom

Starting Pitcher
$7,400,000
54

Garrett Richards

Starting Pitcher
$7,300,000
55

Charlie Morton

Starting Pitcher
$7,000,000
56

Gerrit Cole

Starting Pitcher
$6,750,000
57

Trevor Bauer

Starting Pitcher
$6,525,000
58

Andrew Cashner

Starting Pitcher
$6,500,000

Sonny Gray

Starting Pitcher
$6,500,000

Marcus Stroman

Starting Pitcher
$6,500,000
61

Tanner Roark

Starting Pitcher
$6,475,000
62

Chris Archer

Starting Pitcher
$6,416,666
63

Jake Odorizzi

Starting Pitcher
$6,300,000
64

Jason Vargas

Starting Pitcher
$6,000,000

Alex Wood

Starting Pitcher
$6,000,000

Martin Perez

Starting Pitcher
$6,000,000

Michael Fiers

Starting Pitcher
$6,000,000
68

Kevin Gausman

Starting Pitcher
$5,600,000
69

Michael Wacha

Starting Pitcher
$5,300,000
70

Danny Salazar

Starting Pitcher
$5,000,000
71

James Paxton

Starting Pitcher
$4,900,000
72

Taijuan Walker

Starting Pitcher
$4,825,000
73

Miguel Gonzalez

Starting Pitcher
$4,750,000

Chase Anderson

Starting Pitcher
$4,750,000
75

Yaisel Sierra

Starting Pitcher
$4,500,000
76

Kyle Gibson

Starting Pitcher
$4,200,000

Erasmo Ramirez

Starting Pitcher
$4,200,000
78

Kyle Hendricks

Starting Pitcher
$4,175,000
79

Matt Shoemaker

Starting Pitcher
$4,125,000
80

Francisco Liriano

Relief Pitcher
$4,000,000
81

Robbie Ray

Starting Pitcher
$3,950,000
82

Jimmy Nelson

Starting Pitcher
$3,700,000
83

Doug Fister

Starting Pitcher
$3,500,000
84

Dan Straily

Starting Pitcher
$3,375,000
85

Kenta Maeda

Starting Pitcher
$3,125,000
86

Chris Tillman

Starting Pitcher
$3,000,000

Josh Tomlin

Starting Pitcher
$3,000,000

Clayton Richard

Starting Pitcher
$3,000,000

Drew Smyly

Starting Pitcher
$3,000,000
90

Noah Syndergaard

Starting Pitcher
$2,975,000
91

Aaron Sanchez

Starting Pitcher
$2,700,000
92

Lance McCullers

Starting Pitcher
$2,450,000
93

Eduardo Rodriguez

Starting Pitcher
$2,375,000
94

Kendall Graveman

Starting Pitcher
$2,360,000
95

Carlos Rodon

Starting Pitcher
$2,300,000
96

Mike Foltynewicz

Starting Pitcher
$2,200,000
97

Jeremy Hellickson

Starting Pitcher
$2,000,000

Michael Pineda

Starting Pitcher
$2,000,000

Nathan Eovaldi

Starting Pitcher
$2,000,000

Chad Bettis

Starting Pitcher
$2,000,000