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 2015 Earnings Avg Salary
Clayton Kershaw $31.2 million $30 million
Jon Lester $30.4 million $30 million
Justin Verlander $28.5 million $28 million
Robinson Cano $27.5 million $24 million
Albert Pujols $26.5 million $24 million
Ryan Howard $25.5 million $25 million
Cliff Lee $25.2 million $25 million
Prince Fielder $24.3 million $24 million
Felix Hernandez $24.2 million $24 million
CC Sabathia $24.1 million $23 million

MLB Salaires by Teams

Team Infield Cap Pitching cap Outfield cap Total Payroll
Los Angeles Dodgers Salaries $63,735,570 $101,408,297 $45,578,362 $239,268,730
New York Yankees Salaries $47,128,428 $60,263,536 $51,149,792 $184,588,257
Boston Red Sox Salaries $65,978,428 $35,503,536 $29,778,363 $150,120,828
San Francisco Giants Salaries $27,297,872 $81,786,869 $29,531,935 $139,663,177
Detroit Tigers Salaries $43,403,428 $61,803,536 $15,506,935 $135,760,400
Los Angeles Angels Salaries $38,278,428 $50,611,036 $31,490,268 $131,926,233
Philadelphia Phillies Salaries $43,503,428 $67,670,202 $10,006,935 $123,227,066
Texas Rangers Salaries $57,253,428 $36,853,536 $19,756,935 $115,910,400
Toronto Blue Jays Salaries $49,753,428 $32,003,536 $14,006,935 $107,710,400
St Louis Cardinals Salaries $37,953,428 $35,878,536 $25,306,935 $100,185,400
Washington Nationals Salaries $26,003,428 $31,103,536 $38,078,363 $98,231,828
Milwaukee Brewers Salaries $17,403,428 $46,578,536 $21,006,935 $94,535,400
Seattle Mariners Salaries $31,503,428 $47,260,678 $14,256,935 $94,067,542
Chicago White Sox Salaries $30,670,094 $39,653,536 $13,006,935 $89,377,066
Minnesota Twins Salaries $29,003,428 $44,175,536 $10,506,935 $84,932,400
Cincinnati Reds Salaries $29,903,428 $31,903,536 $12,048,601 $82,765,702
Chicago Cubs Salaries $24,146,284 $51,503,536 $4,173,602 $82,719,923
Kansas City Royals Salaries $12,253,428 $31,753,536 $25,006,935 $78,560,400
San Diego Padres Salaries $5,653,428 $16,468,536 $61,315,268 $78,483,733
New York Mets Salaries $20,003,428 $18,053,536 $25,956,935 $70,146,505
Colorado Rockies Salaries $27,253,428 $20,253,536 $16,435,506 $66,488,971
Cleveland Indians Salaries $14,953,427 $4,903,536 $27,881,935 $63,785,399
Atlanta Braves Salaries $21,005,660 $12,020,202 $15,056,935 $62,329,298
Arizona Diamondbacks Salaries $15,086,761 $34,053,536 $9,506,935 $59,693,733
Baltimore Orioles Salaries $12,053,428 $29,448,536 $13,340,268 $58,388,733
Tampa Bay Rays Salaries $24,670,094 $12,570,202 $12,631,935 $53,668,732
Pittsburgh Pirates Salaries $3,420 $29,170,202 $14,048,601 $48,435,399
Oakland Athletics Salaries $3,803,428 $19,918,536 $11,006,935 $45,692,066
Houston Astros Salaries $12,690,928 $24,503,536 $1,006,935 $39,447,900
Miami Marlins Salaries $10,603,428 $10,003,536 $25,006,935 $33,660,400

Top 27 MLB Player Salary Cap Hit

Player Team 2015 Salary Cap Hit
Clayton Kershaw LA Dodgers $32,571,428
Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers $28,000,000
Josh Hamilton LA Angels $25,400,000
Cliff Lee Philadelphia Phillies $25,000,000
Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies $25,000,000
Zack Greinke LA Dodgers $25,000,000
Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners $24,857,142
Prince Fielder Texas Rangers $24,000,000
Albert Pujols LA Angels $24,000,000
Robinson Cano Seattle Mariners $24,000,000
Cole Hamels Philadelphia Phillies $23,500,000
Mark Teixeira NY Yankees $23,125,000
C.C. Sabathia NY Yankees $23,000,000
Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins $23,000,000
Masahiro Tanaka NY Yankees $22,000,000
Jose Reyes Toronto Blue Jays $22,000,000
Alex Rodriguez NY Yankees $22,000,000
Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers $22,000,000
Adrian Gonzalez LA Dodgers $21,857,142
Jayson Werth Washington Nationals $21,571,428
Carl Crawford LA Dodgers $21,357,142
Jacoby Ellsbury NY Yankees $21,142,857
Matt Cain San Francisco Giants $20,833,333
Mark Buehrle Toronto Blue Jays $20,000,000
David Wright NY Mets $20,000,000
Jon Lester Chicago Cubs $20,000,000
Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies $20,000,000