2012 Baseball Payrolls, List

Updated: April 5, 2012, 1:22 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Payrolls and average salaries for the opening day rosters of the 30 major league teams. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses. In some cases, parts of salaries deferred without interest are discounted to reflect present-day values.

Team Payroll Average

N.Y. Yankees $200,203,004 $6,256,344

Philadelphia 173,953,939 5,798,465

Boston 173,186,619 5,093,724

Los Angeles Angels 154,940,524 5,342,777

Detroit 132,276,000 4,561,241

Texas 120,510,975 4,635,037

San Francisco 117,936,667 4,066,782

Miami 112,078,000 4,310,692

St. Louis 110,297,862 3,939,209

Milwaukee 98,049,444 3,771,132

Chicago White Sox 97,919,500 3,916,780

Los Angeles Dodgers 94,663,576 3,264,261

Minnesota 94,085,000 3,484,630

New York Mets 93,357,465 3,457,684

Chicago Cubs 88,197,033 3,392,194

Atlanta 82,409,942 2,841,722

Cincinnati 82,203,568 2,935,842

Seattle 81,978,100 2,927,789

Washington 81,561,145 2,631,005

Baltimore 80,804,000 2,786,345

Colorado 78,069,571 2,692,054

Toronto 75,489,200 2,696,043

Arizona 74,284,833 2,653,030

Cleveland 71,430,300 2,551,082

Tampa Bay 65,008,071 2,321,717

Pittsburgh 63,432,000 2,187,310

Kansas City 62,621,725 2,087,391

Houston 60,651,000 2,332,731

San Diego 55,871,900 1,995,425

Oakland 52,872,500 1,762,417


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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