MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL 2013 Team Payrolls

The NFL  Will Dole Out $4 Billion in Team Payroll in 2013

The NFL Will Dole Out $4 Billion in Team Payroll in 2013

Billions and billions of dollars. Each of the four major North American sports have team payrolls over at least $1.6 billion, led by the NFL which will undoubtedly break the $4 billion barrier in 2013.

Check out all the totals below, by team and league.

These are the latest available figures for baseball (MLB), basketball (NBA), hockey (NHL) and football (NFL) team payrolls. The date of this original post is April 2, 2013, but you can track the most current information by clicking on my sources beneath the lists.

LISTS UPDATEDApril 4, 2013 thanks to USAToday’s latest baseball data.

Major League Baseball

TEAM 2013 OPENING PAYROLL
1. New York Yankees  $228,835,490
2. Los Angeles Dodgers  $216,597,577
3. Philadelphia Phillies  $165,385,714
4. Boston Red Sox  $150,655,500
5. Detroit Tigers  $148,414,500
6. San Francisco Giants  $140,264,334
7. Los Angeles Angels  $127,896,250
8. Chicago White Sox  $119,073,277
9. Toronto Blue Jays  $117,527,800
10. St. Louis Cardinals  $115,222,086
11. Texas Rangers  $114,090,100
12. Washington Nationals  $114,056,769
13. Cincinnati Reds  $107,491,305
14. Chicago Cubs  $104,304,676
15. Baltimore Orioles  $90,993,333
16. Atlanta Braves  $89,778,192
17. Arizona Diamondbacks  $89,100,500
18. Milwaukee Brewers  $82,976,944
19. Kansas City Royals  $81,491,725
20. Pittsburgh Pirates  $79,555,000
21. Cleveland Indians  $77,772,800
22. Minnesota Twins  $75,802,500
23. New York Mets  $73,396,649
24. Seattle Mariners  $72,031,143
25. Colorado Rockies  $71,924,071
26. San Diego Padres  $67,143,600
27. Oakland Athletics  $60,664,500
28. Tampa Bay Rays  $57,895,272
29. Miami Marlins  $36,341,900
30. Houston Astros  $22,062,600
  TOTAL $3,098,746,107

National Basketball Association

  TEAM 2012-2013 PAYROLL
1. Los Angeles Lakers $100,193,809
2. Brooklyn Nets $84,312,587
3. Miami Heat $83,836,131
4. New York Knicks $80,281,223
5. Chicago Bulls $75,584,120
6. Boston Celtics $72,183,530
7. Los Angeles Clippers $70,146,193
8. Golden State Warriors $69,676,341
9. San Antonio Spurs $69,558,278
10. Detroit Pistons $69,050,344
11. Toronto Raptors $67,583,145
12. Oklahoma City Thunder $67,555,731
13. Orlando Magic $67,284,905
14. Utah Jazz $67,143,084
15. Atlanta Hawks $66,940,287
16. Indiana Pacers $66,712,138
17. Philadelphia 76ers $65,846,268
18. New Orleans Hornets $64,339,443
19. Denver Nuggets $63,970,222
20. Minnesota Timberwolves $62,779,825
21. Milwaukee Bucks $62,531,497
22. Dallas Mavericks $62,487,408
23. Memphis Grizzlies $62,187,071
24. Washington Wizards $59,325,627
25. Portland Trail Blazers $57,933,149
26. Charlotte Bobcats $57,315,206
27. Cleveland Cavaliers $56,431,198
28. Houston Rockets $55,274,390
29. Phoenix Suns $53,732,694
30. Sacramento Kings $53,563,817
  TOTAL $2,015,759,661

National Hockey League

  TEAM 2012-2013 PAYROLL
1. Philadelphia Flyers $64,900,000
2. Washington Capitals $64,050,000
3. Buffalo Sabres $63,200,000
4. Los Angeles Kings $61,975,000
5. Vancouver Canucks $61,650,000
6. Montreal Canadiens $61,375,000
7. Columbus Blue Jackets $60,975,000
8. Toronto Maple Leafs $60,775,000
9. Pittsburgh Penguins $60,750,000
10. Chicago Blackhawks $60,425,000
11. Calgary Flames $60,225,000
12. Anaheim Ducks $59,450,000
13. New York Rangers $58,625,000
14. Detroit Red Wings $58,500,000
15. Boston Bruins $58,450,000
16. Edmonton Oilers $58,425,000
17. San Jose Sharks $58,000,000
18. Tampa Bay Lightning $57,775,000
19. New Jersey Devils $56,825,000
20. Minnesota Wild $54,225,000
21. Florida Panthers $52,825,000
22. St. Louis Blues $51,375,000
23. Carolina Hurricanes $50,500,000
24. Phoenix Coyotes $50,075,000
25. Winnipeg Jets $49,525,000
26. Colorado Avalanche $48,400,000
27. Ottawa Senators $48,225,000
28. Dallas Stars $48,050,000
29. Nashville Predators $47,750,000
30. New York Islanders $46,950,000
  TOTAL $1,694,250,000

National Football League

As we are still in the midst of a wild free agent period, with players jumping from team to team, NFL payroll numbers are far from set for 2013, so here are the latest complete data available – last season’s. When free agency wraps up, and teams’ books are set, this will be updated for 2013.

You can keep an eye on each team’s varying cap space here or by searching for “NFL team-by-team cap space” for the latest date.

Meanwhile – the Kansas City Chiefs had the highest team payroll in football last year. What?!

  TEAM 2012 PAYROLL
1. Kansas City Chiefs $128,051,400
2. Chicago Bears $126,358,124
3. San Francisco 49ers $124,707,285
4. Detroit Lions $116,478,991
5. San Diego Chargers $115,116,022
6. New York Jets $113,868,878
7. New York Giants $113,836,940
8. Denver Broncos $113,611,222
9. Jacksonville Jaguars $111,153,183
10. Pittsburgh Steelers $111,016,166
11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers $110,548,704
12. Atlanta Falcons $109,150,977
13. Carolina Panthers $108,668,521
14. Green Bay Packers $107,837,787
15. Miami Dolphins $106,519,214
16. New Orleans Saints $106,102,029
17. Minnesota Vikings $105,263,631
18. Buffalo Bills $104,920,583
19. Washington Redskins $104,305,244
20. Philadelphia Eagles $104,069,640
21. Houston Texans $103,440,468
22. Dallas Cowboys $102,805,104
23. Tennessee Titans $100,497,782
24. Arizona Cardinals $100,388,354
25. Baltimore Ravens $98,730,030
26. Cleveland Browns $97,251,684
27. St. Louis Rams $96,758,634
28. New England Patriots $96,393,528
29. Seattle Seahawks $96,177,975
30. Cincinnati Bengals $92,477,712
31. Oakland Raiders $90,432,050
32. Indianapolis Colts $80,801,342
  TOTAL $3,397,739,204

Payroll information courtesy: usatoday.com (MLB), basketball-reference.com (NBA), altiusdirectory.com (NHL) and foxsports.com (NFL).

Photo: blogs.miaminewtimes.com

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