NBA Rookie Scales

A look at the rookie scales for each year of the NBA.

2024-25 Rookie Scale

Values below represent 120% of the rookie scale. First round picks can sign for as low as 80% of the Rookie Scale or as high as 120% of the Rookie Scale.

Pick Total Value Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Option Year 4 Option
1 $57,194,232 $12,605,760 $13,236,360 $13,866,480 $17,485,632
2 $51,185,934 $11,278,680 $11,842,800 $12,406,920 $15,657,534
3 $45,987,522 $10,128,480 $10,634,640 $11,141,520 $14,082,882
4 $41,473,010 $9,131,760 $9,588,600 $10,045,320 $12,707,330
5 $37,573,217 $8,269,440 $8,682,600 $9,096,240 $11,524,937
6 $34,135,176 $7,510,680 $7,886,280 $8,262,000 $10,476,216
7 $31,176,028 $6,856,440 $7,199,520 $7,541,880 $9,578,188
8 $28,575,059 $6,281,280 $6,595,440 $6,909,480 $8,788,859
9 $26,279,554 $5,773,800 $6,062,760 $6,351,360 $8,091,634
10 $24,969,982 $5,485,080 $5,759,280 $6,033,240 $7,692,382
11 $24,021,017 $5,210,760 $5,471,520 $5,732,160 $7,606,577
12 $23,098,277 $4,950,480 $5,198,160 $5,445,600 $7,504,037
13 $22,206,623 $4,702,800 $4,938,120 $5,173,200 $7,392,503
14 $21,353,078 $4,467,960 $4,691,400 $4,914,840 $7,278,878
15 $20,526,044 $4,244,160 $4,456,320 $4,668,600 $7,156,964
16 $19,505,670 $4,032,240 $4,233,720 $4,435,560 $6,804,150
17 $18,537,485 $3,830,280 $4,021,920 $4,213,440 $6,471,845
18 $17,619,313 $3,639,120 $3,820,680 $4,002,960 $6,156,553
19 $16,834,358 $3,475,200 $3,648,840 $3,822,960 $5,887,358
20 $16,166,314 $3,336,000 $3,502,800 $3,669,360 $5,658,154
21 $15,700,787 $3,202,560 $3,362,880 $3,523,080 $5,612,267
22 $15,248,165 $3,074,640 $3,228,240 $3,381,960 $5,563,325
23 $14,807,321 $2,951,760 $3,099,480 $3,246,600 $5,509,481
24 $14,378,284 $2,833,800 $2,975,520 $3,117,120 $5,451,844
25 $13,957,745 $2,720,040 $2,855,880 $2,992,440 $5,389,385
26 $13,500,112 $2,630,040 $2,761,440 $2,892,840 $5,215,792
27 $13,115,096 $2,554,200 $2,681,880 $2,809,920 $5,069,096
28 $13,036,482 $2,538,240 $2,665,560 $2,792,400 $5,040,282
29 $12,941,917 $2,520,120 $2,646,000 $2,772,120 $5,003,677
30 $12,847,904 $2,501,640 $2,626,680 $2,752,080 $4,967,504
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