How Do CFL Players' Salaries Compare to the NFL?

How Do CFL Players' Salaries Compare to the NFL?

On average, National Football League players make around 24 times more money than Canadian Football League players, according to official 2013 salary statistics. The average CFL salary is $80,000 per year, while the average NFL salary is $1.9 million.

In both sports, quarterback is generally the highest-paid position. The highest-paid player in the CFL, as of 2013, was Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo, who made $400,000 per year. By contrast, the Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers earned a salary of $22 million. Many CFL players have other jobs in order to supplement their incomes and make ends meet.