MLB Salaries

Considering the raise in popularity for the Baseball which is growing and profitable game in USA. With this year's payroll has been raised to each individual team based on the transfer of money and new contracts from the Television. More money flow from the team on the players which doesn’t means the inflow of play from all the players in the game. The league revenue standardly declined from 2002 as the increase and distribution of money to the players in the form of salaries.

The leading team in payroll projects is “The Dodger’s” as the opening day projects nearly 273 Million Dollars which has risen up by 35 Million Dollars when compared to previous year's 238 Million projected payroll. The team is followed by New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers etc. in the payroll board for the year 2015. With Houston Astros have the highest amount of Luxury tax for the team players with its total payroll extends to 70,822,912 Dollars. When compared with previous years Luxury Tax space for the Houston Astros, it’s been quite a decrease and an increase in Payroll.

Major League Baseball has huge salaries to the team earning as well as to the employee earnings. What makes the difference in the year's earnings is the increase and decrease of team's annual payroll for the year 2015. The Major League Baseball season 2015 will begin from April 5th, 2015 and will end on October 4th 2015.

Each team will play against each division opponent for a total of 76 games and six games for each team with the other two divisions in its league for a total of 66 games.

Payroll and average salaries for the year 2015 (Opening day rosters of the 30 major-league teams).

The team that carries all time highest payroll for the annual year 2015 is Los Angeles Dodgers would estimate to 240 Million Dollar and followed by NY Yankees with 207 Million Dollars.Alex Rodriguez is all time highest paid player till 2015 and recently signed a contract which is a 29 million dollar for next 7 years with the New York Yankees.

The all time payroll on the employees' contract includes a deduction of 20 to 30 percent of total pay if exceeded the limitation of Salary cap and the amount is then used for the development of MLB.

Highest Paid Player Salaries for MLB

Player Avg Salary
Clayton Kershaw
$33 million
Zack Greinke
$31 million
David Price
$30 million
Miguel Cabrera
$28 million
 Justin Verlander
$28 million
Jason Heyward
$26 million
Albert Pujols
$26 million
Felix Hernandez
$25 million
Jon Lester
$25 million
CC Sabathia
$25 million

MLB Salaires by Teams

Team
Infield Cap
Outfield cap
Pitching cap
Total Payroll
Los Angeles Dodgers
$46,895,000
$59,320,000
$102,457,500
$215,252,500
Detroit Tigers
$47,937,800
$36,032,100
$88,648,600
$200,240,600
New York Yankees
$32,826,400
$34,492,857
$88,088,475
$196,350,132
San Francisco Giants
$25,535,000
$31,115,000
$103,841,334
$184,433,334
Toronto Blue Jays
$51,355,900
$37,253,244
$58,816,300
$179,745,444
Texas Rangers
$44,079,480
$15,131,490
$71,641,560
$176,539,530
Boston Red Sox
$42,005,500
$13,857,000
$92,089,750
$173,697,250
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
$30,287,000
$64,660,000
$43,927,500
$167,134,500
Chicago Cubs
$25,303,000
$31,167,000
$88,149,500
$159,164,000
Baltimore Orioles
$47,775,000
$38,739,000
$64,297,833
$158,582,833
Seattle Mariners
$47,272,200
$4,126,000
$79,094,942
$150,101,142
St. Louis Cardinals
$30,097,900
$20,592,200
$81,303,000
$149,168,100
Kansas City Royals
$37,646,100
$30,535,000
$63,275,900
$139,707,000
New York Mets
$38,774,958
$56,108,760
$38,094,143
$137,137,861
Washington Nationals
$37,927,700
$40,582,900
$49,752,623
$136,038,223
Atlanta Braves
$44,312,500
$26,750,000
$52,534,000
$128,896,500
Cleveland Indians
$39,750,700
$16,594,200
$53,849,100
$127,744,000
Houston Astros
$23,299,400
$23,500,000
$42,257,000
$122,291,400
Colorado Rockies
$50,765,000
$27,837,000
$39,217,000
$119,968,000
Chicago White Sox
$25,878,770
$17,141,000
$62,630,000
$111,189,770
Miami Marlins
$26,137,500
$23,500,000
$55,246,100
$107,946,100
Minnesota Twins
$33,852,500
$2,180,000
$59,222,500
$105,792,500
Cincinnati Reds
$44,520,000
$4,815,500
$36,889,000
$94,534,500
Philadelphia Phillies
$21,538,000
$17,888,500
$50,047,500
$91,109,000
Pittsburgh Pirates
$23,725,000
$16,084,500
$38,503,114
$88,712,614
San Diego Padres
$26,123,000
$25,142,300
$30,555,200
$84,719,400
Oakland Athletics
$18,615,000
$17,080,000
$31,692,500
$81,970,000
Arizona Diamondbacks
$13,639,300
$14,421,000
$46,732,100
$80,292,600
Tampa Bay Rays
$22,540,300
$11,971,500
$29,235,400
$72,602,200