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National Football League (NFL)

What is the league minimum salary for the NFL?

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06/15/2015

As of the 2007 season, the minimum salary for a rookie is $285,000. The minimum salary increases according to the number of years the player has been in the league. The highest minimum salary is $820,000 for players who have been in the league 11 years or more.

The minimum salary structure for 2007 is as follows:

  • Rookies and first-year players $285,000
  • Second-year players $360,000
  • Third-year $435,000
  • Fourth-year $510,000
  • Fifth- through seventh-year $595,000
  • Eighth- through tenth-year $720,000
  • Eleventh-year and longer $820,000

For the 2012 season, minimum NFL base salaries are ...

1) Rookie - $390,000

2) 1 year - $465,000

3) 2 year - $540,000

4) 3 year - $615,000

5) 4-6 year - $700,000

6) 7-9 year - $825,000

7) 10+ year - $925,000

Since 2007, the base salary for each classification has gone up $105,000.
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