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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 Salaries (may be incomplete) Single-Season Salaries
Rank Player Career Salary Player Year Team Salary
1.Alex Rodriguez $356,285,104 Alex Rodriguez 2009 NYY $33,000,000
2.Derek Jeter $265,159,364 Alex Rodriguez 2010 NYY $33,000,000
3.Manny Ramirez $206,827,769 Alex Rodriguez 2011 NYY $32,000,000
4.Barry Bonds $188,245,322 Alex Rodriguez 2012 NYY $29,000,000
5.Carlos Beltran $175,952,782 Alex Rodriguez 2008 NYY $28,000,000
6.Randy Johnson $175,550,019 Alex Rodriguez 2013 NYY $28,000,000
7.Mariano Rivera $169,441,825 Vernon Wells 2011 LAA $26,187,500
8.CC Sabathia $169,357,142 Alex Rodriguez 2005 NYY $26,000,000
9.Chipper Jones $168,552,133 Zack Greinke 2014 LAD $26,000,000
10.Gary Sheffield $168,008,550 Johan Santana 2013 NYM $25,500,000
11.Mark Teixeira $166,775,000 Cliff Lee 2013 PHI $25,000,000
12.Todd Helton $161,490,000 Ryan Howard 2014 PHI $25,000,000
13.Torii Hunter $160,555,000 Cliff Lee 2014 PHI $25,000,000
14.Ichiro Suzuki $159,131,483 CC Sabathia 2010 NYY $24,285,714
15.Alfonso Soriano $157,960,000 CC Sabathia 2011 NYY $24,285,714
16.Johan Santana $155,997,269 Johan Santana 2012 NYM $24,000,000
17.Albert Pujols $155,040,436 Robinson Cano 2014 SEA $24,000,000
18.Greg Maddux $153,845,000 Prince Fielder 2014 TEX $24,000,000
19.Ken Griffey $151,703,682 Manny Ramirez 2009 LAD $23,854,494
20.Roger Clemens $150,601,000 Jason Giambi 2007 NYY $23,428,571
21.Adrian Beltre $149,140,000 Jason Giambi 2008 NYY $23,428,571
22.Roy Halladay $148,991,666 Mark Teixeira 2011 NYY $23,125,000
23.Carlos Delgado $146,299,000 Joe Mauer 2011 MIN $23,000,000
24.Pedro Martinez $146,259,585 Prince Fielder 2012 DET $23,000,000
25.Mike Mussina $144,533,619 Joe Mauer 2012 MIN $23,000,000
26.Jim Thome $142,711,667 CC Sabathia 2012 NYY $23,000,000
27.Andy Pettitte $139,832,416 Prince Fielder 2013 DET $23,000,000
28.Miguel Cabrera $138,410,623 Joe Mauer 2013 MIN $23,000,000
29.Barry Zito $137,235,000 CC Sabathia 2013 NYY $23,000,000
30.A.J. Burnett $135,771,500 Joe Mauer 2014 MIN $23,000,000
31.John Smoltz $135,657,946 Albert Pujols 2014 LAA $23,000,000
32.Aramis Ramirez $133,885,000 CC Sabathia 2014 NYY $23,000,000
33.Jason Giambi $133,558,996 Felix Hernandez 2014 SEA $22,857,000
34.Magglio Ordonez $133,470,746 Alex Rodriguez 2007 NYY $22,708,525
35.Vernon Wells $131,388,500 Derek Jeter 2010 NYY $22,600,000
36.Kevin Brown $130,890,502 Manny Ramirez 2004 BOS $22,500,000
37.Carlos Lee $130,275,000 Mark Teixeira 2012 NYY $22,500,000
38.Ryan Howard $130,255,000 Mark Teixeira 2013 NYY $22,500,000
39.Paul Konerko $129,790,000 Cole Hamels 2014 PHI $22,500,000
40.Tom Glavine $129,639,293 Mark Teixeira 2014 NYY $22,500,000
41.Jeff Bagwell $128,134,019 Alex Rodriguez 2001 TEX $22,000,000
42.David Ortiz $127,512,500 Alex Rodriguez 2002 TEX $22,000,000
43.Joe Mauer $126,025,000 Alex Rodriguez 2003 TEX $22,000,000
44.Vladimir Guerrero $125,541,455 Alex Rodriguez 2004 NYY $22,000,000
45.Mike Hampton $124,550,270 Barry Bonds 2005 SFG $22,000,000
46.Bobby Abreu $124,379,666 Manny Ramirez 2005 BOS $22,000,000
47.Sammy Sosa $124,068,000 Tim Lincecum 2013 SFG $22,000,000
48.Lance Berkman $124,005,000 Miguel Cabrera 2014 DET $22,000,000
49.Ivan Rodriguez $122,573,932 Masahiro Tanaka 2014 NYY $22,000,000
50.Mike Piazza $120,176,002 Alex Rodriguez 2006 NYY $21,680,727
51.Mark Buehrle $118,980,000 Johan Santana 2011 NYM $21,644,707
52.Jorge Posada $117,458,500 Derek Jeter 2007 NYY $21,600,000
53.Scott Rolen $117,085,305 Derek Jeter 2008 NYY $21,600,000
54.Josh Beckett $116,465,624 Derek Jeter 2009 NYY $21,600,000
55.Curt Schilling $114,158,000 Cliff Lee 2012 PHI $21,500,000
56.Carlos Zambrano $113,950,000 Jacoby Ellsbury 2014 NYY $21,142,857
57.Adam Dunn $112,695,000 Miguel Cabrera 2012 DET $21,000,000
58.Matt Holliday $111,917,101 Adrian Gonzalez 2012 LAD $21,000,000
59.Johnny Damon $111,689,000 Vernon Wells 2012 LAA $21,000,000
60.Derek Lowe $111,667,000 Miguel Cabrera 2013 DET $21,000,000
61.Larry Walker $110,466,931 Adrian Gonzalez 2013 LAD $21,000,000
62.Tim Hudson $109,050,000 Vernon Wells 2013 NYY $21,000,000
63.J.D. Drew $108,091,688 Adrian Gonzalez 2014 LAD $21,000,000
64.John Lackey $108,036,666 Matt Kemp 2014 LAD $21,000,000
65.Frank Thomas $107,334,000 Vernon Wells 2014 NYY $21,000,000
66.Andruw Jones $106,933,410 Mark Teixeira 2009 NYY $20,625,000
67.Carl Crawford $105,972,142 Mark Teixeira 2010 NYY $20,625,000
68.Cliff Lee $105,855,300 Derek Jeter 2006 NYY $20,600,000
69.Prince Fielder $104,914,500 Jason Giambi 2006 NYY $20,428,571
70.Jake Peavy $103,155,000 Todd Helton 2011 COL $20,275,000
71.Bernie Williams $103,100,001 Carl Crawford 2014 LAD $20,250,000
72.Shawn Green $100,616,066 Johan Santana 2010 NYM $20,144,707
73.Chase Utley $100,573,570 Manny Ramirez 2003 BOS $20,000,000
74.Mo Vaughn $100,405,001 Miguel Cabrera 2010 DET $20,000,000
75.Javier Vazquez $99,410,000 Miguel Cabrera 2011 DET $20,000,000
76.Chris Carpenter $98,592,956 Roy Halladay 2011 PHI $20,000,000
77.Albert Belle $97,376,294 Ryan Howard 2011 PHI $20,000,000
78.Rafael Furcal $97,135,899 Roy Halladay 2012 PHI $20,000,000
79.Roy Oswalt $96,950,000 Ryan Howard 2012 PHI $20,000,000
80.Miguel Tejada $96,462,658 Justin Verlander 2012 DET $20,000,000
81.Billy Wagner $92,883,000 Matt Cain 2013 SFG $20,000,000
82.Jason Schmidt $91,969,248 Carl Crawford 2013 LAD $20,000,000
83.Derrek Lee $91,487,001 Roy Halladay 2013 PHI $20,000,000
84.Michael Young $90,919,448 Ryan Howard 2013 PHI $20,000,000
85.Kevin Millwood $89,667,793 Matt Kemp 2013 LAD $20,000,000
86.Rafael Palmeiro $89,295,996 Justin Verlander 2013 DET $20,000,000
87.Ryan Dempster $89,144,999 Barry Zito 2013 SFG $20,000,000
88.Justin Morneau $88,230,000 Matt Cain 2014 SFG $20,000,000
89.Hiroki Kuroda $88,065,723 Justin Verlander 2014 DET $20,000,000
90.Juan Gonzalez $87,037,500 Jayson Werth 2014 WSN $20,000,000
91.Jimmy Rollins $86,780,000 David Wright 2014 NYM $20,000,000
92.Justin Verlander $86,515,000 Felix Hernandez 2013 SEA $19,857,000
93.Jim Edmonds $86,422,907 Carlos Delgado 2004 TOR $19,700,000
94.Jeff Kent $86,250,617 Derek Jeter 2005 NYY $19,600,000
95.Moises Alou $85,983,474 Carl Crawford 2012 LAD $19,500,000
96.Zack Greinke $85,503,000 Cole Hamels 2013 PHI $19,500,000
97.Chan Ho Park $85,456,945 Adam Wainwright 2014 STL $19,500,000
98.David Wright $85,446,500 Carlos Beltran 2010 NYM $19,401,569
99.Felix Hernandez $85,214,000 Carlos Delgado 2002 TOR $19,400,000
100.Edgar Renteria $85,042,391 Jeff Bagwell 2006 HOU $19,369,019