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 $242,357,142
4.Albert Pujols $230,040,436
5.Carlos Beltran $221,952,782
6.Miguel Cabrera $216,410,623
7.Mark Teixeira $213,025,000
8.Manny Ramirez $206,827,769
9.Adrian Beltre $201,140,000
10.Joe Mauer $195,025,000
11.Barry Bonds $188,245,322
12.Ryan Howard $180,255,000
13.Zack Greinke $178,503,000
14.Prince Fielder $176,914,500
15.Randy Johnson $175,550,019
16.Torii Hunter $171,055,000
17.Justin Verlander $170,515,000
18.Mariano Rivera $169,441,825
19.Chipper Jones $168,552,133
20.Gary Sheffield $168,008,550
21.Ichiro Suzuki $166,331,483
22.Felix Hernandez $162,785,000
23.Todd Helton $161,490,000
24.David Ortiz $159,512,500
25.Matt Holliday $158,917,101
26.Alfonso Soriano $157,960,000
27.Johan Santana $155,997,269
28.Robinson Cano $153,871,800
29.Greg Maddux $153,845,000
30.Ken Griffey $151,703,682
31.Roger Clemens $150,601,000
32.Roy Halladay $148,991,666
33.Cole Hamels $148,900,000
34.Aramis Ramirez $147,885,000
35.Carlos Delgado $146,299,000
36.Pedro Martinez $146,259,585
37.David Wright $145,446,500
38.Adrian Gonzalez $145,389,500
39.Mike Mussina $144,533,619
40.A.J. Burnett $144,271,500
41.Jim Thome $142,711,667
42.Josh Hamilton $140,610,579
43.John Lackey $140,544,166
44.Andy Pettitte $139,832,416
45.Mark Buehrle $138,980,000
46.Barry Zito $137,235,000
47.Hanley Ramirez $136,418,000
48.Jayson Werth $136,416,428
49.John Smoltz $135,657,946
50.Matt Cain $134,744,666
51.Jason Giambi $133,558,996
52.Magglio Ordonez $133,470,746
53.Vernon Wells $131,388,500
54.Kevin Brown $130,890,502
55.Cliff Lee $130,855,300
56.Carlos Lee $130,275,000
57.Paul Konerko $129,790,000
58.Tom Glavine $129,639,293
59.Clayton Kershaw $129,129,713
60.Jeff Bagwell $128,134,019
61.Matt Kemp $128,106,000
62.Carl Crawford $127,329,142
63.Jake Peavy $127,155,000
64.Vladimir Guerrero $125,541,455
65.Chase Utley $124,573,570
66.Mike Hampton $124,550,270
67.Bobby Abreu $124,379,666
68.Sammy Sosa $124,068,000
69.Lance Berkman $124,005,000
70.Victor Martinez $122,926,600
71.Ivan Rodriguez $122,573,932
72.Tim Hudson $121,050,000
73.Mike Piazza $120,176,002
74.Jorge Posada $117,458,500
75.Scott Rolen $117,085,305
76.Josh Beckett $116,465,624
77.Bartolo Colon $115,530,000
78.Jose Reyes $114,791,000
79.Adam Wainwright $114,737,000
80.Curt Schilling $114,158,000
81.David Price $114,031,842
82.Carlos Zambrano $113,950,000
83.Jon Lester $113,555,500
84.Adam Dunn $112,695,000
85.Andre Ethier $112,612,000
86.Johnny Damon $111,689,000
87.Derek Lowe $111,667,000
88.Larry Walker $110,466,931
89.Brian McCann $109,340,166
90.J.D. Drew $108,091,688
91.Frank Thomas $107,334,000
92.Hunter Pence $106,935,000
93.Andruw Jones $106,933,410
94.Troy Tulowitzki $105,381,000
95.Jacoby Ellsbury $105,373,428
96.Curtis Granderson $103,995,000
97.Jose Bautista $103,297,500
98.Joey Votto $103,263,155
99.Bernie Williams $103,100,001
100.Tim Lincecum $101,555,000

Single

Single Table
RankPlayerYear TeamSalary
1.Clayton Kershaw 2017 LAD $35,571,429
2.Clayton Kershaw 2016 LAD $34,571,429
3.Zack Greinke 2016 ARI $34,000,000
4.Zack Greinke 2017 ARI $34,000,000
5.Alex Rodriguez 2009 NYY $33,000,000
6.Alex Rodriguez 2010 NYY $33,000,000
7.Clayton Kershaw 2015 LAD $32,571,429
8.Alex Rodriguez 2011 NYY $32,000,000
9.David Price 2016 BOS $30,000,000
10.David Price 2017 BOS $30,000,000
11.Alex Rodriguez 2012 NYY $29,000,000
12.Josh Hamilton 2016 TEX $28,410,000
13.Josh Hamilton 2017 TEX $28,410,000
14.Jason Heyward 2017 CHC $28,166,667
15.Alex Rodriguez 2008 NYY $28,000,000
16.Alex Rodriguez 2013 NYY $28,000,000
17.Justin Verlander 2015 DET $28,000,000
18.Miguel Cabrera 2016 DET $28,000,000
19.Justin Verlander 2016 DET $28,000,000
20.Miguel Cabrera 2017 DET $28,000,000
21.Justin Verlander 2017 HOU $28,000,000
22.Yoenis Cespedes 2016 NYM $27,500,000
23.Felix Hernandez 2017 SEA $26,857,000
24.Vernon Wells 2011 LAA $26,187,500
25.Alex Rodriguez 2005 NYY $26,000,000
26.Zack Greinke 2014 LAD $26,000,000
27.Albert Pujols 2017 LAA $26,000,000
28.Felix Hernandez 2016 SEA $25,857,000
29.Johan Santana 2013 NYM $25,500,000
30.Cliff Lee 2013 PHI $25,000,000
31.Ryan Howard 2014 PHI $25,000,000
32.Cliff Lee 2014 PHI $25,000,000
33.Zack Greinke 2015 LAD $25,000,000
34.Ryan Howard 2015 PHI $25,000,000
35.Cliff Lee 2015 PHI $25,000,000
36.Ryan Howard 2016 PHI $25,000,000
37.Jon Lester 2016 CHC $25,000,000
38.Albert Pujols 2016 LAA $25,000,000
39.CC Sabathia 2016 NYY $25,000,000
40.Jon Lester 2017 CHC $25,000,000
41.CC Sabathia 2017 NYY $25,000,000
42.Felix Hernandez 2015 SEA $24,857,000
43.CC Sabathia 2010 NYY $24,285,714
44.CC Sabathia 2011 NYY $24,285,714
45.Johan Santana 2012 NYM $24,000,000
46.Robinson Cano 2014 SEA $24,000,000
47.Prince Fielder 2014 TEX $24,000,000
48.Robinson Cano 2015 SEA $24,000,000
49.Prince Fielder 2015 TEX $24,000,000
50.Albert Pujols 2015 LAA $24,000,000
51.Robinson Cano 2016 SEA $24,000,000
52.Prince Fielder 2016 TEX $24,000,000
53.Robinson Cano 2017 SEA $24,000,000
54.Prince Fielder 2017 TEX $24,000,000
55.Manny Ramirez 2009 LAD $23,854,494
56.Cole Hamels 2015 TEX $23,500,000
57.Cole Hamels 2016 TEX $23,500,000
58.Cole Hamels 2017 TEX $23,500,000
59.Jason Giambi 2007 NYY $23,428,571
60.Jason Giambi 2008 NYY $23,428,571
61.Mark Teixeira 2011 NYY $23,125,000
62.Mark Teixeira 2015 NYY $23,125,000
63.Mark Teixeira 2016 NYY $23,125,000
64.Joe Mauer 2011 MIN $23,000,000
65.Prince Fielder 2012 DET $23,000,000
66.Joe Mauer 2012 MIN $23,000,000
67.CC Sabathia 2012 NYY $23,000,000
68.Prince Fielder 2013 DET $23,000,000
69.Joe Mauer 2013 MIN $23,000,000
70.CC Sabathia 2013 NYY $23,000,000
71.Joe Mauer 2014 MIN $23,000,000
72.Albert Pujols 2014 LAA $23,000,000
73.CC Sabathia 2014 NYY $23,000,000
74.Joe Mauer 2015 MIN $23,000,000
75.CC Sabathia 2015 NYY $23,000,000
76.Chris Davis 2016 BAL $23,000,000
77.Joe Mauer 2016 MIN $23,000,000
78.Chris Davis 2017 BAL $23,000,000
79.Joe Mauer 2017 MIN $23,000,000
80.Felix Hernandez 2014 SEA $22,857,000
81.Hanley Ramirez 2016 BOS $22,750,000
82.Hanley Ramirez 2017 BOS $22,750,000
83.Josh Hamilton 2015 TEX $22,708,749
84.Alex Rodriguez 2007 NYY $22,708,525
85.Derek Jeter 2010 NYY $22,600,000
86.Manny Ramirez 2004 BOS $22,500,000
87.Mark Teixeira 2012 NYY $22,500,000
88.Mark Teixeira 2013 NYY $22,500,000
89.Cole Hamels 2014 PHI $22,500,000
90.Mark Teixeira 2014 NYY $22,500,000
91.Yoenis Cespedes 2017 NYM $22,500,000
92.Adrian Gonzalez 2017 LAD $22,357,000
93.Max Scherzer 2016 WSN $22,143,000
94.Max Scherzer 2017 WSN $22,143,000
95.Justin Upton 2016 DET $22,125,000
96.Justin Upton 2017 LAA $22,125,000
97.Alex Rodriguez 2001 TEX $22,000,000
98.Alex Rodriguez 2002 TEX $22,000,000
99.Alex Rodriguez 2003 TEX $22,000,000
100.Alex Rodriguez 2004 NYY $22,000,000
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