What Is the Average WNBA Salary?


As of 2014, the average salary for a WBNA player is $75,000 per year. Rookies earn a minimum of $34,500 annually, while 3+ year veterans earn at least $55,000 per year. Veteran star players earn a maximum of $107,000 per year. The team salary cap is less than $1 million.

Compared to the NBA, earning potential in the WBNA is severely limited. The WBNA pays a bonus of $15,000 to the season's Most Valuable Player, and a bonus of $10,500 to each member of the championship team. Because of the low earning potential, many WNBA players play overseas during the off-season.