WNBA Salary Cap History

WNBA Salary Cap HistoryWNBA Salary Cap History

A look at the history of the WNBA's salary cap, luxury tax, minimum & maximum salaries, & exceptons.

Year Cap Maximum Cap $ +/- Cap % +/- Highest Team Cap Lowest Team Cap Highest Player Cap
2023 $1,420,500 $41,330 3.00% Las Vegas Aces
$1,397,002
Seattle Storm
$394,936
Arike Ogunbowale
$234,936
2022 $1,379,170 $40,170 3.00% Phoenix Mercury
$1,436,831
Los Angeles Sparks
$1,318,891
Diana Taurasi
$228,094
2021 $1,339,000 $39,000 3.00% Phoenix Mercury
$1,353,144
Dallas Wings
$1,242,419
Skylar Diggins-Smith
$221,450
2020 $1,300,000 $303,900 30.51% Phoenix Mercury
$1,281,497
Minnesota Lynx
$918,627
Skylar Diggins-Smith
$215,000
2019 $996,100 $19,800 2.03% Minnesota Lynx
$1,169,199
Dallas Wings
$770,611
DeWanna Bonner
$127,500
2018 $976,300 Connecticut Sun
$781,883
New York Liberty
$367,269
Diana Taurasi
$115,500