Canadian Football League players make an average of $80,000 to $90,000 a year, as of 2015. The minimum salary for rookies is $50,000. CFL teams have a salary cap of more than $4 million, and the organization strives to keep gradually increasing players' salaries.
In addition to player salaries, the Canadian Football League offers player pensions, medical plans and life insurance benefits. The Canadian Football League was founded in 1958, and there are currently nine teams in the league. On average, CFL players earn twenty times less than players in America's National Football League. The highest paid player in the CFL, Ricky Ray, makes $400,000 while the highest paid NFL player, Aaron Rodgers, makes $22 million.