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MLB SALARIES HISTORY


A list of links to all team payrolls since 1985. The link will take you to the embedded salaries/payroll page on the team statistics page.
PAYROLL/SALARY HISTORY
by Year
by Team  
YearPlayerSalaryTotal PayrollTotal PlayersAvg Salaries 
2014Zack Greinke$ 28,000,000$ 3,385,360,143885$3,825,266 
2013Alex Rodriguez$ 29,000,000$ 3,138,658,039864$3,632,706 
2012Alex Rodriguez$ 30,000,000$ 2,939,696,192855$3,438,241 
2011Alex Rodriguez$ 32,000,000$ 3,054,413,0661,376$2,219,777 
2010Alex Rodriguez$ 33,000,000$ 2,717,759,865829$3,278,359 
2009Alex Rodriguez$ 33,000,000$ 2,666,728,494818$3,260,059 
2008Alex Rodriguez$ 28,000,000$ 2,686,433,458858$3,131,041 
2007Jason Giambi$ 23,428,571$ 2,478,611,987847$2,926,342 
2006Alex Rodriguez$ 21,680,727$ 2,475,491,6851,278$1,937,004 
2005Alex Rodriguez$ 26,000,000$ 2,324,186,8981,273$1,825,756 
2004Manny Ramirez$ 22,500,000$ 2,206,865,9431,285$1,717,405 
2003Alex Rodriguez$ 22,000,000$ 2,245,078,2701,266$1,773,364 
2002Alex Rodriguez$ 22,000,000$ 2,106,932,5221,273$1,655,092 
2001Alex Rodriguez$ 22,000,000$ 2,042,471,3131,269$1,609,512 
2000Kevin Brown$ 15,714,286$ 1,742,010,1021,272$1,369,505 
1999Albert Belle$ 11,949,794$ 1,546,288,7501,264$1,223,330 
1998Gary Sheffield$ 14,936,667$ 1,321,422,8711,252$1,055,450 
1997Albert Belle$ 10,000,000$ 1,163,337,3851,166$997,716 
1996Cecil Fielder$ 9,237,500$ 984,773,5501,179$835,262 
1995Cecil Fielder$ 9,237,500$ 972,743,3671,169$832,116 
1994Bobby Bonilla$ 6,300,000$ 935,182,2871,023$914,157 
1993Bobby Bonilla$ 6,200,000$ 924,921,2341,133$816,347 
1992Bobby Bonilla$ 6,100,000$ 834,102,8231,045$798,185 
1991Darryl Strawberry$ 3,800,000$ 647,272,5851,048$617,627 
1990Robin Yount$ 3,200,000$ 466,436,1931,094$426,358 
1989Orel Hershiser$ 2,766,667$ 377,883,7111,007$375,257 
1988Ozzie Smith$ 2,340,000$ 322,702,424992$325,305 
1987Mike Schmidt$ 2,127,333$ 290,217,756991$292,853 
1986George Foster$ 2,800,000$ 323,187,851993$325,466 
1985Mike Schmidt$ 2,130,300$ 287,143,332960$299,108 


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