So, I'm curious to know if there is any way to find out what the players make. I realize the salaries don't really compare to the NFL, but are these guys making enough for this to be their only job for ten or so years and then retire, or are we talking about this being more like the NFL was in the 60s where some guys actually had off-season jobs?
I don’t know if any such resource exists, but the CFL salary cap is $4,300,000 for the 2011 season, so the total salary of a CFL team is less than the salaries of the highest paid individual players in the NFL.
Contract figures are not made public, but generally players salaries can be estimated from multiple sources.
League minimum is 43 000$, top QBs make in excess of 400 000$.
The average salary for players is around 80 000$, with the average salary for starter likely exceeding 100 000$.
There`s also playoff bonuses and Grey Cup bonuses.
You'll note that I asked if salaries were published AND that I was curious. Plus, I'm not really asking someone how much THEY make, I'm asking how much a person who does a particular job might expect to make. I'm a teacher, I'm guessing you have a good idea how much I make. I'll try to be less curious in the future.
[i]The CFL has a $4.30 million salary cap in 2011 and a roster size of 46 players resulting in a mean (average) salary of $93,478.
The minimum player salary as dictated by the Collective Bargaining Agreement is $43,000 in 2011 and increases $1,000 per year until 2013. Base salary plus pre-season compensation is paid over a five-month span, with playoff bonuses topping off compensation for an additional month of play. When this is taken into consideration, the minimum salary is about $86,000 on an annual basis. Players are free to find employment in the off-season to supplement their CFL contracts.[/i]