Sunday, May 20, 2018

See How Much Money Do WNBA Players Make Per Game in 2018?

Here is a list of how much money WNBA players make per game in 2018. What is listed is how much the average player makes per game in the WNBA as well as how much the top players make per game and how much the bottom level players make per game.



WNBA salaries in no way shape or form compare to NBA salaries. Top NBA players make more money in the first minute of a game than WNBA players make for a whole game. 

Is that fair? Based upon the revenues both leagues generate it is fair as the NBA generates a ton more revenue each year than the WNBA does in no small part because NBA teams play 82 regular season games vs 34 for WNBA teams. Also in the playoffs NBA teams play best of seven series while WNBA teams play best of three. And there are 30 NBA teams vs just 12 WNBA teams.


See How Much Money WNBA Players Make Per Game in 2018?


  • Average WNBA player makes $2,432 per game

For the 2018 WNBA season the average salary for a WNBA player is about $80,000 for the season. If we divide $80,000 by 34 games we get $2,353 per game for the average WNBA player.

In addition, WNBA players get paid $79 a day in meal money. If we figure they get two meal payments per road game that's another $158 per road game x 17 road games for $2,686.

If we divide $82,686 by 34 we get $2,432 per game.

That does not include any bonus money the player earns for winning awards, making the playoffs or playing in the WNBA All-Star game.


  • Top WNBA players make $3,476 per game

For the 2018 WNBA season a top player can be paid a maximum amount of $115,500 for the season. If we divide $115,500 by 34 games we get $3,397 per game for the top WNBA players. Add in the meal money and we get an average of $3,476 per game.

Again, that money does not include any bonus money the top player earns in addition to her salary this season.


  • Bottom WNBA players make $1,291 per game

The minimum salary for a WNBA player in 2018 is $41,202 for the season. If we divide $41,202 by 34 games we get $1,212 per game for the bottom WNBA players. Add in the meal money for $1,291 per game.

Once again, that does not include any bonus money the bottom player earns during the 2018 WNBA season.

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