How much income, on average, does a baseball superstar earn in the US? For starters, baseball belongs to the top 3 sports when it comes to revenue, together with Pro football and basketball. However, the average baseball salary is $3.3 million while the average NFL player makes $1.9 million!
You can find a lot more compelling facts about America’s favorite sport in the graphic below:
- Baseball had eight $20 million-a-year players last season. Football had one, Peyton Manning ($23 million).
- NFL has a greater annual revenue ($9 billion) than MLB ($7 billion). But baseball only has 650 players compared with 1,696 in the NFL.
- Most Valuable Player Miguel Cabrera of Detroit Tigers gets a hefty salary of $ 21 million costing $ 146,853 per game.