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What is the average salary for a professional soccer player?

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The average salary for a professional soccer player under contract is $141,900 per year. Salaries for professional soccer players vary greatly depending on skill and popularity. The minimum yearly salary paid to a professional soccer player is $35,125.

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What is the average salary for a professional soccer player?
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Forwards tend to make the highest salary with a mean of $220,000 per year. At $85,000 per year, goalkeepers make the lowest mean salary.

Players with the New York Red Bulls make the highest mean salary per year at $357,431. At $322,390 per year, members of the Los Angeles Galaxy are the second highest paid professional soccer players in the league. Chivas USA pays the lowest mean salary at $87,572 per year.

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