Average salaries from 1998-2005

Updated: December 21, 2005, 8:43 PM ET
Associated Press

Average baseball salaries by club in 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999 and 1998 as compiled by the Major League Baseball Players Association. Averages included prorated signing bonuses and discounts salaries deferred without interest.

Team 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Yankees $7,391,168 $6,382,187 $4,687,002 $4,902,777 $3,930,334 $3,656,542 $3,215,660 $2,229,945
Red Sox $4,178,466 $3,714,530 $3,578,193 $3,633,457 $3,565,027 $2,861,753 $2,241,861 $1,676,859
Phillies $3,430,206 $3,250,919 $2,754,112 $2,086,812 $1,766,070 $1,386,510 $955,639 $968,160
Cardinals $3,401,334 $3,194,667 $2,653,465 $2,998,072 $2,556,629 $2,390,042 $1,515,094 $1,648,114
Mets $3,338,123 $3,343,244 $3,140,295 $3,192,482 $2,998,090 $3,115,549 $2,199,903 $1,959,971
Angels $3,119,308 $3,644,588 $2,496,220 $2,160,054 $1,726,087 $1,619,719 $1,519,745 $1,473,155
Braves $3,045,938 $3,266,573 $3,465,626 $3,166,233 $2,956,695 $3,127,992 $2,491,388 $2,007,665
Giants $2,988,721 $2,871,616 $3,119,705 $3,030,571 $2,600,753 $2,128,333 $1,650,392 $1,783,535
White Sox $2,973,341 $2,567,749 $2,616,469 $1,791,286 $1,739,206 $1,360,172 $908,704 $1,436,537
Astros $2,905,020 $2,528,764 $2,413,066 $2,449,680 $2,442,357 $1,625,136 $1,706,294 $1,590,760
Cubs $2,893,654 $3,504,285 $3,028,974 $2,528,398 $2,811,259 $2,017,536 $1,988,212 $1,731,924
Orioles $2,700,738 $1,721,832 $1,939,440 $1,855,318 $2,151,758 $2,131,260 $2,519,213 $2,761,464
Dodgers $2,615,430 $3,293,894 $4,212,418 $3,396,961 $3,755,511 $3,141,883 $2,410,773 $1,763,528
Padres $2,577,825 $2,016,885 $1,786,434 $1,292,744 $1,243,603 $1,603,601 $1,620,328 $1,895,756
Tigers $2,343,467 $1,579,289 $1,478,864 $1,562,847 $1,583,263 $1,980,411 $1,171,069 $720,961
DBacks $2,291,093 $1,594,832 $2,691,938 $3,199,608 $2,701,205 $2,828,909 $2,270,453 $1,087,243
A's $2,201,000 $2,420,382 $1,889,685 $1,746,264 $1,310,084 $1,156,925 $812,949 $784,601
Mariners $2,112,566 $1,923,790 $3,440,751 $3,337,435 $2,769,003 $2,075,165 $1,455,330 $1,529,563
Twins $1,907,247 $1,893,142 $2,125,360 $1,430,068 $1,128,470 $601,680 $648,800 $957,035
Nationals $1,906,741 $1,226,455 $1,771,964 $1,497,309 $926,333 $767,420 $572,290 $306,162
Marlins $1,870,086 $2,114,487 $1,908,291 $1,506,567 $1,214,934 $847,208 $561,111 $462,381
Rangers $1,756,025 $1,625,010 $2,775,518 $3,123,803 $2,397,688 $1,870,723 $2,825,735 $2,108,505
Brewers $1,743,476 $1,044,291 $1,153,912 $1,338,991 $1,275,571 $927,610 $1,433,861 $1,034,708
Blue Jays $1,719,821 $1,635,285 $1,753,943 $1,868,356 $2,423,486 $1,984,039 $1,585,029 $1,321,997
Reds $1,562,528 $1,367,389 $1,261,634 $1,658,363 $1,358,813 $1,298,459 $1,465,418 $763,206
Indians $1,527,704 $1,220,378 $1,434,747 $2,106,591 $3,256,952 $2,707,783 $2,174,932 $1,888,369
Royals $1,148,717 $1,111,106 $1,766,897 $1,832,594 $1,314,246 $798,242 $534,460 $1,051,479
Devil Rays $1,107,040 $1,097,548 $776,775 $1,131,474 $1,130,330 $1,915,275 $1,134,301 $848,117
Rockies $1,081,859 $1,736,715 $2,016,478 $1,848,858 $1,940,255 $1,734,529 $1,979,154 $1,743,621
Pirates $963,674 $917,126 $1,159,132 $1,370,088 $1,291,870 $1,004,335 $714,430 $459,552


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