What Is the Salary for Minor League Baseball Players?

As of August 2014, the minimum salary for minor league baseball players is $11,490, according to Sports Illustrated. Salaries vary by player and team and are dependent on contractual terms and other factors.

Starting players earn an average of $ 3,000 to $ 7,500 dollars for each five-month season. High draft picks can earn as much as $100,000 dollars as a sign-on bonus. Due to the average low pay for minor league players, at least three players have filed lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, citing low wages and lack of overtime pay and asking for a judgment of compensation.