As of 2015, the average salary for National Pro Fastpitch softball players is between $5,000 and $6,000, notes the NPF official website. The salaries earned by softball players depend on the league with which they are affiliated, their skills and their professional standing.
The NPF imposes a $150,000 salary cap for softball players, but few participants earn more than $20,000 per season, notes USA Today. Some players go to Japan during the offseason, where the best candidates command salaries of up to $60,000, but few players can take advantage of this opportunity. Many softball players have left the game to pursue better-paying careers, states the New York Times.