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.Albert Pujols $257,040,436
4.CC Sabathia $252,357,142
5.Miguel Cabrera $246,410,623
6.Carlos Beltran $221,952,782
7.Adrian Beltre $219,140,000
8.Joe Mauer $218,025,000
9.Mark Teixeira $213,025,000
10.Zack Greinke $212,503,000
11.Manny Ramirez $206,827,769
12.Justin Verlander $198,515,000
13.Felix Hernandez $189,642,000
14.Barry Bonds $188,245,322
15.Ryan Howard $180,255,000
16.Robinson Cano $177,871,800
17.Prince Fielder $176,914,500
18.Randy Johnson $175,550,019
19.Cole Hamels $172,400,000
20.Torii Hunter $171,055,000
21.Mariano Rivera $169,441,825
22.Chipper Jones $168,552,133
23.Gary Sheffield $168,008,550
24.Adrian Gonzalez $167,746,500
25.Ichiro Suzuki $167,081,483
26.David Wright $165,446,500
27.Clayton Kershaw $164,701,142
28.Todd Helton $161,490,000
29.David Ortiz $159,512,500
30.Hanley Ramirez $159,168,000
31.Matt Holliday $158,917,101
32.Alfonso Soriano $157,960,000
33.Johan Santana $155,997,269
34.Greg Maddux $153,845,000
35.Ken Griffey $151,703,682
36.Roger Clemens $150,601,000
37.Matt Kemp $149,856,000
38.Roy Halladay $148,991,666
39.Aramis Ramirez $147,885,000
40.Carlos Delgado $146,299,000
41.Pedro Martinez $146,259,585
42.Mike Mussina $144,533,619
43.A.J. Burnett $144,271,500
44.David Price $144,031,842
45.Jim Thome $142,711,667
46.Jon Lester $141,055,500
47.Victor Martinez $140,926,600
48.Josh Hamilton $140,610,579
49.John Lackey $140,544,166
50.Andy Pettitte $139,832,416
51.Mark Buehrle $138,980,000
52.Barry Zito $137,235,000
53.Jayson Werth $136,416,428
54.John Smoltz $135,657,946
55.Matt Cain $134,744,666
56.Adam Wainwright $134,237,000
57.Jason Giambi $133,558,996
58.Magglio Ordonez $133,470,746
59.Vernon Wells $131,388,500
60.Kevin Brown $130,890,502
61.Cliff Lee $130,855,300
62.Carlos Lee $130,275,000
63.Paul Konerko $129,790,000
64.Tom Glavine $129,639,293
65.Joey Votto $128,263,155
66.Jeff Bagwell $128,134,019
67.Carl Crawford $127,329,142
68.Jake Peavy $127,155,000
69.Jacoby Ellsbury $126,516,285
70.Brian McCann $126,340,166
71.Chase Utley $125,573,570
72.Vladimir Guerrero $125,541,455
73.Hunter Pence $125,435,000
74.Troy Tulowitzki $125,381,000
75.Mike Hampton $124,550,270
76.Bobby Abreu $124,379,666
77.Sammy Sosa $124,068,000
78.Lance Berkman $124,005,000
79.Ivan Rodriguez $122,573,932
80.Tim Hudson $121,050,000
81.Mike Piazza $120,176,002
82.Jorge Posada $117,458,500
83.Bartolo Colon $117,280,000
84.Scott Rolen $117,085,305
85.Jose Reyes $116,791,000
86.Josh Beckett $116,465,624
87.Ryan Zimmerman $115,492,000
88.Yoenis Cespedes $115,000,000
89.Yadier Molina $114,998,500
90.Curt Schilling $114,158,000
91.Carlos Zambrano $113,950,000
92.Max Scherzer $113,121,000
93.Adam Dunn $112,695,000
94.Andre Ethier $112,612,000
95.James Shields $112,144,900
96.Johnny Damon $111,689,000
97.Derek Lowe $111,667,000
98.Justin Upton $111,471,666
99.Ervin Santana $111,295,000
100.Larry Walker $110,466,931

Single

Single Table
RankPlayerYear TeamSalary
1.Clayton Kershaw 2017 LAD $35,571,429
2.Clayton Kershaw 2018 LAD $35,571,429
3.Clayton Kershaw 2016 LAD $34,571,429
4.Mike Trout 2018 LAA $34,083,000
5.Zack Greinke 2016 ARI $34,000,000
6.Zack Greinke 2017 ARI $34,000,000
7.Zack Greinke 2018 ARI $34,000,000
8.Alex Rodriguez 2009 NYY $33,000,000
9.Alex Rodriguez 2010 NYY $33,000,000
10.Clayton Kershaw 2015 LAD $32,571,429
11.Alex Rodriguez 2011 NYY $32,000,000
12.David Price 2016 BOS $30,000,000
13.David Price 2017 BOS $30,000,000
14.Jake Arrieta 2018 PHI $30,000,000
15.Miguel Cabrera 2018 DET $30,000,000
16.David Price 2018 BOS $30,000,000
17.Alex Rodriguez 2012 NYY $29,000,000
18.Yoenis Cespedes 2018 NYM $29,000,000
19.Josh Hamilton 2016 TEX $28,410,000
20.Josh Hamilton 2017 TEX $28,410,000
21.Jason Heyward 2017 CHC $28,166,667
22.Jason Heyward 2018 CHC $28,166,667
23.Alex Rodriguez 2008 NYY $28,000,000
24.Alex Rodriguez 2013 NYY $28,000,000
25.Justin Verlander 2015 DET $28,000,000
26.Miguel Cabrera 2016 DET $28,000,000
27.Justin Verlander 2016 DET $28,000,000
28.Miguel Cabrera 2017 DET $28,000,000
29.Justin Verlander 2017 HOU $28,000,000
30.Justin Verlander 2018 HOU $28,000,000
31.Yoenis Cespedes 2016 NYM $27,500,000
32.Jon Lester 2018 CHC $27,500,000
33.Albert Pujols 2018 LAA $27,000,000
34.Felix Hernandez 2017 SEA $26,857,000
35.Felix Hernandez 2018 SEA $26,857,000
36.Vernon Wells 2011 LAA $26,187,500
37.Alex Rodriguez 2005 NYY $26,000,000
38.Zack Greinke 2014 LAD $26,000,000
39.Albert Pujols 2017 LAA $26,000,000
40.Felix Hernandez 2016 SEA $25,857,000
41.Johan Santana 2013 NYM $25,500,000
42.Cliff Lee 2013 PHI $25,000,000
43.Ryan Howard 2014 PHI $25,000,000
44.Cliff Lee 2014 PHI $25,000,000
45.Zack Greinke 2015 LAD $25,000,000
46.Ryan Howard 2015 PHI $25,000,000
47.Cliff Lee 2015 PHI $25,000,000
48.Ryan Howard 2016 PHI $25,000,000
49.Jon Lester 2016 CHC $25,000,000
50.Albert Pujols 2016 LAA $25,000,000
51.CC Sabathia 2016 NYY $25,000,000
52.Jon Lester 2017 CHC $25,000,000
53.CC Sabathia 2017 NYY $25,000,000
54.Yu Darvish 2018 CHC $25,000,000
55.Giancarlo Stanton 2018 NYY $25,000,000
56.Joey Votto 2018 CIN $25,000,000
57.Felix Hernandez 2015 SEA $24,857,000
58.CC Sabathia 2010 NYY $24,285,714
59.CC Sabathia 2011 NYY $24,285,714
60.Johan Santana 2012 NYM $24,000,000
61.Robinson Cano 2014 SEA $24,000,000
62.Prince Fielder 2014 TEX $24,000,000
63.Robinson Cano 2015 SEA $24,000,000
64.Prince Fielder 2015 TEX $24,000,000
65.Albert Pujols 2015 LAA $24,000,000
66.Robinson Cano 2016 SEA $24,000,000
67.Prince Fielder 2016 TEX $24,000,000
68.Robinson Cano 2017 SEA $24,000,000
69.Prince Fielder 2017 TEX $24,000,000
70.Robinson Cano 2018 SEA $24,000,000
71.Jordan Zimmermann 2018 DET $24,000,000
72.Manny Ramirez 2009 LAD $23,854,494
73.J.D. Martinez 2018 BOS $23,750,000
74.Cole Hamels 2015 TEX $23,500,000
75.Cole Hamels 2016 TEX $23,500,000
76.Cole Hamels 2017 TEX $23,500,000
77.Cole Hamels 2018 TEX $23,500,000
78.Jason Giambi 2007 NYY $23,428,571
79.Jason Giambi 2008 NYY $23,428,571
80.Mark Teixeira 2011 NYY $23,125,000
81.Mark Teixeira 2015 NYY $23,125,000
82.Mark Teixeira 2016 NYY $23,125,000
83.Joe Mauer 2011 MIN $23,000,000
84.Prince Fielder 2012 DET $23,000,000
85.Joe Mauer 2012 MIN $23,000,000
86.CC Sabathia 2012 NYY $23,000,000
87.Prince Fielder 2013 DET $23,000,000
88.Joe Mauer 2013 MIN $23,000,000
89.CC Sabathia 2013 NYY $23,000,000
90.Joe Mauer 2014 MIN $23,000,000
91.Albert Pujols 2014 LAA $23,000,000
92.CC Sabathia 2014 NYY $23,000,000
93.Joe Mauer 2015 MIN $23,000,000
94.CC Sabathia 2015 NYY $23,000,000
95.Chris Davis 2016 BAL $23,000,000
96.Joe Mauer 2016 MIN $23,000,000
97.Chris Davis 2017 BAL $23,000,000
98.Joe Mauer 2017 MIN $23,000,000
99.Chris Davis 2018 BAL $23,000,000
100.Josh Donaldson 2018 TOR $23,000,000
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