MAXIMUM ENTRY-LEVEL COMPENSATION

  • Maximum entry-level compensation is a function of the players draft year
  • If the player signs as a UFA, the draft year is assumed to be the calendar year
DRAFT YEARSIGNING BONUSTOTAL SALARYTYPE A P.BONUSTYPE B P.BONUSMAX P.BONUSANNUAL AVERAGE (AAV)
2026$100,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$2,500,000$3,500,000$4,500,000
2025$97,500$975,000$1,000,000$2,500,000$3,500,000$4,475,000
2024$97,500$975,000$1,000,000$2,500,000$3,500,000$4,475,000
2023$95,000$950,000$1,000,000$2,500,000$3,500,000$4,450,000
2022$95,000$950,000$1,000,000$2,500,000$3,500,000$4,450,000
2021$92,500$925,000$850,000$2,000,000$2,850,000$3,775,000
2020$92,500$925,000$850,000$2,000,000$2,850,000$3,775,000
2019$92,500$925,000$850,000$2,000,000$2,850,000$3,775,000
2018$92,500$925,000$850,000$2,000,000$2,850,000$3,775,000
2017$92,500$925,000$850,000$2,000,000$2,850,000$3,775,000
2016$92,500$925,000$850,000$2,000,000$2,850,000$3,775,000
2015$92,500$925,000$850,000$2,000,000$2,850,000$3,775,000
2014$92,500$925,000$850,000$2,000,000$2,850,000$3,775,000
2013$92,500$925,000$850,000$2,000,000$2,850,000$3,775,000
2012$92,500$925,000$850,000$2,000,000$2,850,000$3,775,000
2011$92,500$925,000$850,000$2,000,000$2,850,000$3,775,000
2010$92,500$925,000$850,000$2,000,000$2,850,000$3,775,000
2009$92,500$925,000$850,000$2,000,000$2,850,000$3,775,000
2008$87,500$875,000$850,000$2,000,000$2,850,000$3,725,000
2007$87,500$875,000$850,000$2,000,000$2,850,000$3,725,000
2006$85,000$850,000$850,000$2,000,000$2,850,000$3,700,000