Average payroll of Major League Baseball teams from 2002 to 2012 (in million U.S. dollars)

The timeline shows the average team payroll in Major League Baseball from 2002 to 2012, for all teams. Also depicted is the average payroll of those teams that made the playoffs in each year. In 2003, the average payroll of all MLB teams was at 70.9 million U.S. dollars.

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 All teamsPlayoff teams
2002 67.5 68.9
2003 70.9 84.5
2004 69 100.9
2005 72.8 101.6
2006 77.6 95.2
2007 82.6 99.9
2008 89.5 104.2
2009 88.9 109.9
2010 90.6 103.5
2011 92.9 107.4
2012* 98.02 106.23
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