NEW YORK (AP) -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 $209,081,579 $6,744,567
Detroit 138,685,197 4,622,840
New York Mets 138,293,378 4,609,779
Boston 133,440,037 4,765,716
Chicago White Sox 121,152,667 4,487,136
Los Angeles Angels 119,216,333 4,110,908
Chicago Cubs 118,595,833 4,392,438
Los Angeles Dodgers 118,536,038 4,233,430
Seattle 117,993,982 4,538,230
Atlanta 102,424,018 3,414,134
St. Louis 100,624,450 3,049,226
Toronto 98,641,957 3,522,927
Philadelphia 98,269,881 3,388,617
Houston 88,930,415 3,293,719
Milwaukee 81,004,167 2,793,247
Cleveland 78,970,067 3,037,310
San Francisco 76,904,500 2,651,879
Cincinnati 74,277,695 2,971,108
San Diego 73,677,617 2,376,697
Colorado 68,655,500 2,640,596
Texas 68,239,551 2,353,088
Baltimore 67,196,248 2,099,883
Arizona 66,202,713 2,364,383
Minnesota 62,182,767 2,487,311
Kansas City 58,245,500 2,240,212
Washington 54,961,000 1,895,207
Pittsburgh 49,365,283 1,898,665
Oakland 47,967,126 1,713,112
Tampa Bay 43,820,598 1,460,687
Florida 21,836,500 661,712
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