The average salary of a player in the Canadian Football League is approximately $80,000 CAD a year, according to Sports Illustrated. As of 2014, there is a salary cap of $5 million CAD per team in the League.
Quarterbacks in the Canadian Football League are among the highest paid, with salaries over $200,000 CAD a year, according to Global News. The minimum annual salary for a new player in the league is $50,000 CAD. Some players choose to work off-season jobs in order to boost their income. As of 2014, a small percentage of players have off-season jobs, but the trend is becoming less popular as the league obtains new television deals and more revenue.