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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 $378,285,104 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 Clayton Kershaw 2015 LAD $32,571,000
4.CC Sabathia $192,357,142 Alex Rodriguez 2011 NYY $32,000,000
5.Carlos Beltran $190,952,782 Alex Rodriguez 2012 NYY $29,000,000
6.Mark Teixeira $189,900,000 Alex Rodriguez 2008 NYY $28,000,000
7.Barry Bonds $188,245,322 Alex Rodriguez 2013 NYY $28,000,000
8.Albert Pujols $179,040,436 Justin Verlander 2015 DET $28,000,000
9.Randy Johnson $175,550,019 Vernon Wells 2011 LAA $26,187,500
10.Torii Hunter $171,055,000 Alex Rodriguez 2005 NYY $26,000,000
11.Mariano Rivera $169,441,825 Zack Greinke 2014 LAD $26,000,000
12.Chipper Jones $168,552,133 Johan Santana 2013 NYM $25,500,000
13.Gary Sheffield $168,008,550 Josh Hamilton 2015 LAA $25,400,000
14.Adrian Beltre $165,140,000 Cliff Lee 2013 PHI $25,000,000
15.Todd Helton $161,490,000 Ryan Howard 2014 PHI $25,000,000
16.Ichiro Suzuki $161,131,483 Cliff Lee 2014 PHI $25,000,000
17.Miguel Cabrera $160,410,623 Zack Greinke 2015 LAD $25,000,000
18.Alfonso Soriano $157,960,000 Ryan Howard 2015 PHI $25,000,000
19.Johan Santana $155,997,269 Cliff Lee 2015 PHI $25,000,000
20.Ryan Howard $155,255,000 Felix Hernandez 2015 SEA $24,857,000
21.Greg Maddux $153,845,000 CC Sabathia 2010 NYY $24,285,714
22.Ken Griffey $151,703,682 CC Sabathia 2011 NYY $24,285,714
23.Roger Clemens $150,601,000 Johan Santana 2012 NYM $24,000,000
24.Joe Mauer $149,025,000 Robinson Cano 2014 SEA $24,000,000
25.Roy Halladay $148,991,666 Prince Fielder 2014 TEX $24,000,000
26.Aramis Ramirez $147,885,000 Robinson Cano 2015 SEA $24,000,000
27.Carlos Delgado $146,299,000 Prince Fielder 2015 TEX $24,000,000
28.Pedro Martinez $146,259,585 Albert Pujols 2015 LAA $24,000,000
29.Mike Mussina $144,533,619 Manny Ramirez 2009 LAD $23,854,494
30.A.J. Burnett $144,271,500 Cole Hamels 2015 PHI $23,500,000
31.David Ortiz $143,512,500 Jason Giambi 2007 NYY $23,428,571
32.Jim Thome $142,711,667 Jason Giambi 2008 NYY $23,428,571
33.Andy Pettitte $139,832,416 Mark Teixeira 2011 NYY $23,125,000
34.Mark Buehrle $138,980,000 Mark Teixeira 2015 NYY $23,125,000
35.Barry Zito $137,235,000 Joe Mauer 2011 MIN $23,000,000
36.John Smoltz $135,657,946 Prince Fielder 2012 DET $23,000,000
37.Jason Giambi $133,558,996 Joe Mauer 2012 MIN $23,000,000
38.Magglio Ordonez $133,470,746 CC Sabathia 2012 NYY $23,000,000
39.Vernon Wells $131,388,500 Prince Fielder 2013 DET $23,000,000
40.Kevin Brown $130,890,502 Joe Mauer 2013 MIN $23,000,000
41.Cliff Lee $130,855,300 CC Sabathia 2013 NYY $23,000,000
42.Carlos Lee $130,275,000 Joe Mauer 2014 MIN $23,000,000
43.Paul Konerko $129,790,000 Albert Pujols 2014 LAA $23,000,000
44.Tom Glavine $129,639,293 CC Sabathia 2014 NYY $23,000,000
45.Matt Holliday $128,917,101 Joe Mauer 2015 MIN $23,000,000
46.Prince Fielder $128,914,500 CC Sabathia 2015 NYY $23,000,000
47.Jeff Bagwell $128,134,019 Felix Hernandez 2014 SEA $22,857,000
48.Carl Crawford $127,329,142 Alex Rodriguez 2007 NYY $22,708,525
49.Vladimir Guerrero $125,541,455 Derek Jeter 2010 NYY $22,600,000
50.Mike Hampton $124,550,270 Manny Ramirez 2004 BOS $22,500,000
51.Bobby Abreu $124,379,666 Mark Teixeira 2012 NYY $22,500,000
52.Sammy Sosa $124,068,000 Mark Teixeira 2013 NYY $22,500,000
53.Lance Berkman $124,005,000 Cole Hamels 2014 PHI $22,500,000
54.Ivan Rodriguez $122,573,932 Mark Teixeira 2014 NYY $22,500,000
55.Tim Hudson $121,050,000 Alex Rodriguez 2001 TEX $22,000,000
56.Mike Piazza $120,176,002 Alex Rodriguez 2002 TEX $22,000,000
57.Jorge Posada $117,458,500 Alex Rodriguez 2003 TEX $22,000,000
58.Scott Rolen $117,085,305 Alex Rodriguez 2004 NYY $22,000,000
59.Josh Beckett $116,465,624 Barry Bonds 2005 SFG $22,000,000
60.Chase Utley $115,573,570 Manny Ramirez 2005 BOS $22,000,000
61.Justin Verlander $114,515,000 Tim Lincecum 2013 SFG $22,000,000
62.Curt Schilling $114,158,000 Miguel Cabrera 2014 DET $22,000,000
63.Carlos Zambrano $113,950,000 Masahiro Tanaka 2014 NYY $22,000,000
64.Adam Dunn $112,695,000 Miguel Cabrera 2015 DET $22,000,000
65.Jake Peavy $112,155,000 Jose Reyes 2015 TOR $22,000,000
66.Johnny Damon $111,689,000 Alex Rodriguez 2015 NYY $22,000,000
67.Derek Lowe $111,667,000 Masahiro Tanaka 2015 NYY $22,000,000
68.Zack Greinke $110,503,000 Adrian Gonzalez 2015 LAD $21,857,000
69.Larry Walker $110,466,931 Alex Rodriguez 2006 NYY $21,680,727
70.Felix Hernandez $110,071,000 Johan Santana 2011 NYM $21,644,707
71.John Lackey $108,536,666 Derek Jeter 2007 NYY $21,600,000
72.J.D. Drew $108,091,688 Derek Jeter 2008 NYY $21,600,000
73.Frank Thomas $107,334,000 Derek Jeter 2009 NYY $21,600,000
74.Andruw Jones $106,933,410 Cliff Lee 2012 PHI $21,500,000
75.Robinson Cano $105,871,800 Carl Crawford 2015 LAD $21,357,000
76.David Wright $105,446,500 Matt Kemp 2015 SDP $21,250,000
77.Bernie Williams $103,100,001 Jacoby Ellsbury 2014 NYY $21,142,857
78.Cole Hamels $101,900,000 Jacoby Ellsbury 2015 NYY $21,142,857
79.Adrian Gonzalez $101,175,500 Miguel Cabrera 2012 DET $21,000,000
80.Shawn Green $100,616,066 Adrian Gonzalez 2012 LAD $21,000,000
81.Mo Vaughn $100,405,001 Vernon Wells 2012 LAA $21,000,000
82.Javier Vazquez $99,410,000 Miguel Cabrera 2013 DET $21,000,000
83.Tim Lincecum $99,055,000 Adrian Gonzalez 2013 LAD $21,000,000
84.Chris Carpenter $98,592,956 Vernon Wells 2013 NYY $21,000,000
85.Jimmy Rollins $97,780,000 Adrian Gonzalez 2014 LAD $21,000,000
86.Albert Belle $97,376,294 Matt Kemp 2014 LAD $21,000,000
87.Rafael Furcal $97,135,899 Vernon Wells 2014 NYY $21,000,000
88.Roy Oswalt $96,950,000 Matt Cain 2015 SFG $21,000,000
89.Miguel Tejada $96,462,658 Jayson Werth 2015 WSN $21,000,000
90.Bartolo Colon $95,780,000 Mark Teixeira 2009 NYY $20,625,000
91.Justin Morneau $94,980,000 Mark Teixeira 2010 NYY $20,625,000
92.Jayson Werth $94,416,428 Derek Jeter 2006 NYY $20,600,000
93.Billy Wagner $92,883,000 Jason Giambi 2006 NYY $20,428,571
94.Jose Reyes $92,791,000 Todd Helton 2011 COL $20,275,000
95.Matt Cain $92,744,666 Carl Crawford 2014 LAD $20,250,000
96.Jason Schmidt $91,969,248 Johan Santana 2010 NYM $20,144,707
97.Derrek Lee $91,487,001 Manny Ramirez 2003 BOS $20,000,000
98.Bronson Arroyo $90,969,701 Miguel Cabrera 2010 DET $20,000,000
99.Michael Young $90,919,448 Miguel Cabrera 2011 DET $20,000,000
100.Hanley Ramirez $90,918,000 Roy Halladay 2011 PHI $20,000,000