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.