Highest Career Total and Single-Season Salaries

Please note that we only have complete salary data back to 1985, so some career totals may be incomplete.

Career

Career Table
RankPlayerCareer Salary
1.Alex Rodriguez $399,285,104
2.Derek Jeter $265,159,364
3.CC Sabathia $217,357,142
4.Mark Teixeira $213,025,000
5.Manny Ramirez $206,827,769
6.Carlos Beltran $205,952,782
7.Albert Pujols $204,040,436
8.Miguel Cabrera $188,410,623
9.Barry Bonds $188,245,322
10.Adrian Beltre $183,140,000
11.Ryan Howard $180,255,000
12.Randy Johnson $175,550,019
13.Joe Mauer $172,025,000
14.Torii Hunter $171,055,000
15.Mariano Rivera $169,441,825
16.Chipper Jones $168,552,133
17.Gary Sheffield $168,008,550
18.Ichiro Suzuki $163,131,483
19.Todd Helton $161,490,000
20.David Ortiz $159,512,500
21.Alfonso Soriano $157,960,000
22.Johan Santana $155,997,269
23.Greg Maddux $153,845,000
24.Prince Fielder $152,914,500
25.Ken Griffey $151,703,682
26.Roger Clemens $150,601,000
27.Roy Halladay $148,991,666
28.Aramis Ramirez $147,885,000
29.Carlos Delgado $146,299,000
30.Pedro Martinez $146,259,585
31.Matt Holliday $145,917,101
32.Mike Mussina $144,533,619
33.Zack Greinke $144,503,000
34.A.J. Burnett $144,271,500
35.Jim Thome $142,711,667
36.Justin Verlander $142,515,000
37.Andy Pettitte $139,832,416
38.Mark Buehrle $138,980,000
39.Barry Zito $137,235,000
40.Felix Hernandez $135,928,000
41.John Smoltz $135,657,946
42.Jason Giambi $133,558,996
43.Magglio Ordonez $133,470,746
44.Vernon Wells $131,388,500
45.Kevin Brown $130,890,502
46.Cliff Lee $130,855,300
47.Carlos Lee $130,275,000
48.Robinson Cano $129,871,800
49.Paul Konerko $129,790,000
50.Tom Glavine $129,639,293
51.Jeff Bagwell $128,134,019
52.Carl Crawford $127,329,142
53.Jake Peavy $127,155,000
54.Vladimir Guerrero $125,541,455
55.David Wright $125,446,500
56.Cole Hamels $125,400,000
57.Mike Hampton $124,550,270
58.John Lackey $124,544,166
59.Bobby Abreu $124,379,666
60.Sammy Sosa $124,068,000
61.Lance Berkman $124,005,000
62.Adrian Gonzalez $123,032,500
63.Ivan Rodriguez $122,573,932
64.Chase Utley $122,573,570
65.Tim Hudson $121,050,000
66.Mike Piazza $120,176,002
67.Jorge Posada $117,458,500
68.Scott Rolen $117,085,305
69.Josh Beckett $116,465,624
70.Jayson Werth $115,416,428
71.Curt Schilling $114,158,000
72.Carlos Zambrano $113,950,000
73.Matt Cain $113,744,666
74.Hanley Ramirez $113,668,000
75.Adam Dunn $112,695,000
76.Josh Hamilton $112,200,579
77.Johnny Damon $111,689,000
78.Derek Lowe $111,667,000
79.Larry Walker $110,466,931
80.J.D. Drew $108,091,688
81.Frank Thomas $107,334,000
82.Andruw Jones $106,933,410
83.Matt Kemp $106,356,000
84.Victor Martinez $104,926,600
85.Bernie Williams $103,100,001
86.Bartolo Colon $103,030,000
87.Tim Lincecum $101,555,000
88.Shawn Green $100,616,066
89.Mo Vaughn $100,405,001
90.Jimmy Rollins $99,780,000
91.Javier Vazquez $99,410,000
92.Chris Carpenter $98,592,956
93.Albert Belle $97,376,294
94.Rafael Furcal $97,135,899
95.Roy Oswalt $96,950,000
96.Jered Weaver $96,915,000
97.Miguel Tejada $96,462,658
98.Justin Morneau $95,980,000
99.Adam Wainwright $95,237,000
100.Andre Ethier $95,112,000

Single

Single Table
RankPlayerYear TeamSalary
1.Clayton Kershaw 2016 LAD $34,571,429
2.Zack Greinke 2016 ARI $34,000,000
3.Alex Rodriguez 2009 NYY $33,000,000
4.Alex Rodriguez 2010 NYY $33,000,000
5.Clayton Kershaw 2015 LAD $32,571,000
6.Alex Rodriguez 2011 NYY $32,000,000
7.David Price 2016 BOS $30,000,000
8.Alex Rodriguez 2012 NYY $29,000,000
9.Josh Hamilton 2016 TEX $28,410,000
10.Alex Rodriguez 2008 NYY $28,000,000
11.Alex Rodriguez 2013 NYY $28,000,000
12.Justin Verlander 2015 DET $28,000,000
13.Miguel Cabrera 2016 DET $28,000,000
14.Justin Verlander 2016 DET $28,000,000
15.Yoenis Cespedes 2016 NYM $27,500,000
16.Vernon Wells 2011 LAA $26,187,500
17.Alex Rodriguez 2005 NYY $26,000,000
18.Zack Greinke 2014 LAD $26,000,000
19.Felix Hernandez 2016 SEA $25,857,000
20.Johan Santana 2013 NYM $25,500,000
21.Cliff Lee 2013 PHI $25,000,000
22.Ryan Howard 2014 PHI $25,000,000
23.Cliff Lee 2014 PHI $25,000,000
24.Zack Greinke 2015 LAD $25,000,000
25.Ryan Howard 2015 PHI $25,000,000
26.Cliff Lee 2015 PHI $25,000,000
27.Ryan Howard 2016 PHI $25,000,000
28.Jon Lester 2016 CHC $25,000,000
29.Albert Pujols 2016 LAA $25,000,000
30.CC Sabathia 2016 NYY $25,000,000
31.Felix Hernandez 2015 SEA $24,857,000
32.CC Sabathia 2010 NYY $24,285,714
33.CC Sabathia 2011 NYY $24,285,714
34.Johan Santana 2012 NYM $24,000,000
35.Robinson Cano 2014 SEA $24,000,000
36.Prince Fielder 2014 TEX $24,000,000
37.Robinson Cano 2015 SEA $24,000,000
38.Prince Fielder 2015 TEX $24,000,000
39.Albert Pujols 2015 LAA $24,000,000
40.Robinson Cano 2016 SEA $24,000,000
41.Prince Fielder 2016 TEX $24,000,000
42.Manny Ramirez 2009 LAD $23,854,494
43.Cole Hamels 2015 TEX $23,500,000
44.Cole Hamels 2016 TEX $23,500,000
45.Jason Giambi 2007 NYY $23,428,571
46.Jason Giambi 2008 NYY $23,428,571
47.Mark Teixeira 2011 NYY $23,125,000
48.Mark Teixeira 2015 NYY $23,125,000
49.Mark Teixeira 2016 NYY $23,125,000
50.Joe Mauer 2011 MIN $23,000,000
51.Prince Fielder 2012 DET $23,000,000
52.Joe Mauer 2012 MIN $23,000,000
53.CC Sabathia 2012 NYY $23,000,000
54.Prince Fielder 2013 DET $23,000,000
55.Joe Mauer 2013 MIN $23,000,000
56.CC Sabathia 2013 NYY $23,000,000
57.Joe Mauer 2014 MIN $23,000,000
58.Albert Pujols 2014 LAA $23,000,000
59.CC Sabathia 2014 NYY $23,000,000
60.Joe Mauer 2015 MIN $23,000,000
61.CC Sabathia 2015 NYY $23,000,000
62.Chris Davis 2016 BAL $23,000,000
63.Joe Mauer 2016 MIN $23,000,000
64.Felix Hernandez 2014 SEA $22,857,000
65.Hanley Ramirez 2016 BOS $22,750,000
66.Josh Hamilton 2015 TEX $22,708,749
67.Alex Rodriguez 2007 NYY $22,708,525
68.Derek Jeter 2010 NYY $22,600,000
69.Manny Ramirez 2004 BOS $22,500,000
70.Mark Teixeira 2012 NYY $22,500,000
71.Mark Teixeira 2013 NYY $22,500,000
72.Cole Hamels 2014 PHI $22,500,000
73.Mark Teixeira 2014 NYY $22,500,000
74.Max Scherzer 2016 WSN $22,143,000
75.Justin Upton 2016 DET $22,125,000
76.Alex Rodriguez 2001 TEX $22,000,000
77.Alex Rodriguez 2002 TEX $22,000,000
78.Alex Rodriguez 2003 TEX $22,000,000
79.Alex Rodriguez 2004 NYY $22,000,000
80.Barry Bonds 2005 SFG $22,000,000
81.Manny Ramirez 2005 BOS $22,000,000
82.Tim Lincecum 2013 SFG $22,000,000
83.Miguel Cabrera 2014 DET $22,000,000
84.Masahiro Tanaka 2014 NYY $22,000,000
85.Miguel Cabrera 2015 DET $22,000,000
86.Jose Reyes 2015 COL $22,000,000
87.Alex Rodriguez 2015 NYY $22,000,000
88.Masahiro Tanaka 2015 NYY $22,000,000
89.Masahiro Tanaka 2016 NYY $22,000,000
90.Adrian Gonzalez 2015 LAD $21,857,000
91.Adrian Gonzalez 2016 LAD $21,857,000
92.Matt Kemp 2016 ATL $21,750,000
93.Alex Rodriguez 2006 NYY $21,680,727
94.Jason Heyward 2016 CHC $21,666,666
95.Johan Santana 2011 NYM $21,644,707
96.Derek Jeter 2007 NYY $21,600,000
97.Derek Jeter 2008 NYY $21,600,000
98.Derek Jeter 2009 NYY $21,600,000
99.Cliff Lee 2012 PHI $21,500,000
100.Carl Crawford 2015 LAD $21,357,000
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