Sports teams worldwide ranked by total player salaries 2014/15

The statistic ranks sports teams from all over the world by total team payroll in the 2014/15 season. The Los Angeles Dodgers paid the most in player salaries in 2014/15 with a team payroll of more than 270 million U.S. dollars.

Sports teams worldwide with the highest team payroll in 2014/15

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Release date

May 2015



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Supplementary notes

* 333 teams in 17 major pro leagues from 13 countries comprising 9,731 athletes were covered for the study. Average annual pay is calculated from base player salaries from current or most recently completed seasons from each sport. All figures converted to U.S. dollars.
MLB, MLS: 2015; NBA, NHL: 2014/15; NFL, CSL (Chinese Super League, soccer), NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball), AFL (Australian Football League) and CFL (Canadian Football League): 2014; EPL, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and SPL: 2013/14; IPL (Indian Premier League, cricket): Annual pay extrapolated from 2014 tournament

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