Who makes what and how do I find out!?

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?

Are players' salaries even published?

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.

This article,

[url=http://www.thestar.com/sports/football/cfl/article/991354--cfl-alumni-score-big-in-business-world]http://www.thestar.com/sports/football/ ... ness-world[/url]

gives you a decent idea of what the CFL players need to do to prepare for life after football.

Heard Jim Barker on 590 saying the low end was somewhere (I think) around $60. A franchise QB can make 450k. He said that even a good running back (not the very top) find 100k worth taking.

So for me it sounds like good money. However, since careers are not long most had better be taking time for another job or in developing skills/contacts for afterwards.

My Dad always told me that you don’t ask someone how much they make because it is none of your friggin’ business.

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.

We speculate about stuff like that all the time. Don’t worry about it. It’s not liked you walked up to Kevin Glenn and said “so how much are they paying you?” lol. Don’t let the grouches bother you.

Mark, I’d say $60 dollars is low lol. Large gap between $60.00 and $450,000 if you ask me :wink:

Yes, ma'am. I accidentally left off the "k", ma'am. Sorry, ma'am. :oops:
Go ahead, keep picking on a poor little boy like me.

You must admit the $60.00 WOULD be a low figure though. :slight_smile:

LOL sure would be. I think that's what we should have offered Belli :lol: Sorry it's just so rare that I catch you making a mistake that I couldn't resist.

[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]

Read more about their pay here: http://cfldb.ca/faq/compensation/

No need. There's nothing wrong with what you asked.

Ditto ! 8)