Salary Rankings

Listing the top salaries, cap hits, cash, earnings, contracts, and bonuses, for all active players.

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2015 Average Rankings

Player 2015 average
1

Clayton Kershaw

Starting Pitcher
$30,714,286
2

Max Scherzer

Starting Pitcher
$30,000,000
3

Alex Rodriguez

3rd Base
$27,500,000
4

Jon Lester

Starting Pitcher
$25,833,333
5

Justin Verlander

Starting Pitcher
$25,714,286
6

Matt Cain

Starting Pitcher
$25,500,000
7

Giancarlo Stanton

Right Field
$25,000,000

Ryan Howard

1st Base
$25,000,000

Felix Hernandez

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000

Josh Hamilton

Left Field
$25,000,000
11

Carmelo Anthony

Small Forward
$24,812,936
12

Zack Greinke

Starting Pitcher
$24,500,000
13

Kobe Bryant

Shooting Guard
$24,250,000
14

Mike Trout

Center Field
$24,083,333
15

Robinson Cano

2nd Base
$24,000,000

Cliff Lee

Starting Pitcher
$24,000,000

Albert Pujols

1st Base
$24,000,000

Cole Hamels

Starting Pitcher
$24,000,000
19

Prince Fielder

1st Base
$23,777,778
20

Chris Bosh

Center
$23,741,060
21

C.C. Sabathia

Starting Pitcher
$23,250,000
22

Joe Mauer

1st Base
$23,000,000
23

Joey Votto

1st Base
$22,500,000

Mark Teixeira

1st Base
$22,500,000
25

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
$22,142,857
26

Hanley Ramirez

Shortstop
$22,000,000

Adrian Gonzalez

1st Base
$22,000,000

Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback
$22,000,000
29

Dwight Howard

Center
$21,897,818
30

Jacoby Ellsbury

Center Field
$21,857,143
31

Chris Paul

Point Guard
$21,468,695
32

LeBron James

Small Forward
$21,108,899
33

Matt Ryan

Quarterback
$20,750,000
34

Joe Johnson

Shooting Guard
$20,609,682
35

Carl Crawford

Left Field
$20,285,714
36

Joe Flacco

Quarterback
$20,100,000
37

Matt Kemp

Outfield
$20,000,000

Drew Brees

Quarterback
$20,000,000
39

Deron Williams

Point Guard
$19,754,465
40

David Price

Starting Pitcher
$19,750,000
41

Adam Wainwright

Starting Pitcher
$19,500,000
42

Miguel Cabrera

1st Base
$19,037,500
43

Colin Kaepernick

Quarterback
$19,000,000

Pablo Sandoval

3rd Base
$19,000,000
45

Blake Griffin

Power Forward
$18,907,725
46

Derrick Rose

Point Guard
$18,862,876
47

James Shields

Starting Pitcher
$18,750,000
48

Shin-Soo Choo

Left Field
$18,571,429
49

Buster Posey

Catcher
$18,555,556
50

Paul George

Small Forward
$18,314,532
51

Jay Cutler

Quarterback
$18,100,000
52

Tony Romo

Quarterback
$18,000,000

Hunter Pence

Right Field
$18,000,000

Jayson Werth

Right Field
$18,000,000

Kyrie Irving

Point Guard
$18,000,000
56

Kevin Durant

Small Forward
$17,832,627
57

Matthew Stafford

Quarterback
$17,666,667

Jose Reyes

Shortstop
$17,666,667
59

Tim Lincecum

Starting Pitcher
$17,500,000

Homer Bailey

Starting Pitcher
$17,500,000

Klay Thompson

Shooting Guard
$17,500,000
62

David Wright

3rd Base
$17,250,000
63

Matt Holliday

Left Field
$17,142,857
64

Jered Weaver

Starting Pitcher
$17,000,000

Andre Ethier

Center Field
$17,000,000

Alex Smith

Quarterback
$17,000,000

Victor Martinez

Designated Hitter
$17,000,000

Peyton Manning

Quarterback
$17,000,000

Brian McCann

Catcher
$17,000,000
70

John Wall

Point Guard
$16,957,900
71

Freddie Freeman

1st Base
$16,875,000
72

J.J. Watt

Defensive End
$16,667,571
73

Ryan Zimmerman

Left Field
$16,666,667
74

Carson Palmer

Quarterback
$16,500,000

John Lackey

Starting Pitcher
$16,500,000
76

DeMarcus Cousins

Center
$16,404,925
77

Russell Martin

Catcher
$16,400,000
78

Eli Manning

Quarterback
$16,250,000
79

Calvin Johnson

Wide Receiver
$16,207,143
80

David Ortiz

Designated Hitter
$16,000,000

Adrian Beltre

3rd Base
$16,000,000

Mario Williams

Defensive End
$16,000,000

Anibal Sanchez

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Andy Dalton

Quarterback
$16,000,000

Mike Napoli

1st Base
$16,000,000
86

Gerald McCoy

Defensive Tackle
$15,866,667
87

Troy Tulowitzki

Shortstop
$15,775,000
88

James Harden

Shooting Guard
$15,756,438
89

Gordon Hayward

Shooting Guard
$15,741,355
90

Russell Westbrook

Point Guard
$15,719,062
91

Dwyane Wade

Shooting Guard
$15,562,500
92

C.J. Wilson

Starting Pitcher
$15,500,000
93

Chandler Parsons

Small Forward
$15,361,500
94

Philip Rivers

Quarterback
$15,300,000
95

Kevin Love

Power Forward
$15,206,485

Brook Lopez

Center
$15,206,485
97

Ian Kinsler

2nd Base
$15,000,000

Carlos Beltran

Designated Hitter
$15,000,000

Yadier Molina

Catcher
$15,000,000

Elvis Andrus

Shortstop
$15,000,000