According to the Herald Sun, the average wage of an Australian rules player was $265, 179 ( €184, 309). This is four times the average industrial wage in Australia.
In 2017, the AFL and the AFL Players Association decided on a new CBA deal, and that increased players’ salaries by 20%. That meant that the average salary of an AFL player went from $309,000 to $371,000, with the salary cap rising from $10.37 million to $12.45 million. VIEWERSHIP Which League Is Viewed More, the NFL or the AFL?
Aussie rules (AFLW) – $16,623; Basketball (WNBL): $13,500 (2021-22 season) $15,000 (2022-23 season) Cricket (WBBL) – $26,000; Football (W-League) – $16,344; Netball (Super Netball) – $43,000; Rugby 15s (Super W) – Unpaid; Rugby League – (NRLW) – $8,500; Maximum wages of Australian women in sport: domestic. Super Netball: $91,500
Salary, working hours and Tax File Number: There’s a federal minimum wage in Australia, which as of July 2020 is $753.80 per week or $19.84 per hour, but most job sectors are bound by ‘award’ wages,
Average salary in Australia is 111,347 AUD per year. The most typical earning is 66,695 AUD. All data are based on 3,295 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of 118,667 AUD. Women receive a salary of 93,659 AUD.
If overtime and bonuses are included, average Australian earnings were A$92,102 per annum. The average full-time male salary (excluding overtime) in Australia is A$94,244 per annum. The average full-time female salary in Australia (excluding overtime) is A$81,036 per annum. Workers in Capital Territory are Australia’s highest paid workers while Tasmania has the lowest average salary.
As recently as 1995, no player earned more than $300,000. The average wage topped $100,000 in 1998 ($101,957) and $200,000 in 2007 ($203,280). The clubs' $200.2 million player wage bill last year represented a 5.96 per cent increase from the 2014 figure of $188.9 million.
The six-year deal, which begins in 2017 and ends in 2022, means that the average player wage rises from $309,000 to $371,000 and the player salary cap from $10.37m to $12.45m. In 2022, the average player wage will be $389,000 with a salary cap of $13.54m.
The Sunday Herald Sun’s list of footy’s top 100 paid players in 2020 is, unsurprisingly, brimming with elite talent at the pointy end of the scale.