What Is the Average Arena Football League Salary?

What Is the Average Arena Football League Salary?

What Is the Average Arena Football League Salary?

The Arena Football League's collective bargaining agreement states that players are paid $830 per game, which amounts to a salary of $14,940 over an 18-game season. The season covers a span of four months, which forces most players to find employment elsewhere during the offseason.

The previous pay rate in the Arena Football League was $400 per game. However, that salary led to a player's strike prior to the 2012 season. The Arena Football League declared bankruptcy in 2009, in part because the league's minimum wage was $31,000 per year, while the average salary was $80,000.