Average Baseball Salary

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Associated Press

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 2:36 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Average baseball salary as compiled by the Major League Baseball Players Association and the minimum salary. For 1979-2000, salary deferrals without interest are discounted at 9 percent per year. For 1987-2000, signing bonuses are increased at 9 percent per year. Starting in 2001, salary deferrals, buyouts and bonuses have been increased or discounted to the prime rate in effect on the Nov. 1 following the season plus 1 percent:

YearMinimum'Average
1967$6,000$19,000
196810,000NA
196910,00024,909
197012,00029,303
197112,75031,543
197213,50034,092
197315,00036,566
197415,00040,839
197516,00044,676
197619,00051,501
197719,00076,066
197821,00099,876
197921,000113,558
198030,000143,756
198132,500185,651
198233,500241,497
198335,000289,194
198440,000329,408
198560,000371,571
198660,000412,520
198762,500412,454
198862,500438,729
198968,000497,254
1990100,000597,537
1991100,000851,492
1992109,0001,028,667
1993109,0001,076,089
1994109,0001,168,263
1995109,0001,110,766
1996122,6671,119,981
1997150,0001,336,609
1998170,0001,398,831
1999200,0001,611,166
2000200,0001,895,630
2001200,0002,138,896
2002200,0002,295,649
2003300,0002,372,189
2004300,0002,313,535
2005316,0002,476,589
2006327,0002,699,292
2007380,0002,824,751
2008390,0002,925,679
2009400,0002,996,106
2010400,0003,014,572
2011414,0003,095,183
2012480,0003,213,479

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