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How much money do Minor League Baseball Players make - get paid

How much money do Minor League Baseball Players make / get paid?

Usually when someone is asking how much money do Minor League Baseball Players make / get paid, they are wondering about their monthly salary. Almost everyone knows about "The Draft" and you hear stories about signing bonuses, but after that, really how much money do Minor League Baseball Players make / get paid?

Standard 7 Year Minor League Contract:

The Standard 7 Year Minor League Contract consist of a pay scale for each level of the minor leagues plus an incentives package. As of 2010 the pay scale for most players is as follows:

All wages are based on first year participation. Each additional year of service at each level adds more money.

How much money do Minor League Baseball Players make / get paid a month?

Level                     1st Year        2nd Year         3rd Year
Rookie $1150 $1200 $1250
Short Season A $1150 $1200 $1250
Low A $1300 $1350 $1400
High A $1500 $1550 $1600
Double A $1700 $1800 $1900
Triple A $2150 $2400 $2700

The incentives include:

$500 bonus after 60 days in Double A time.

$1000 bonus after 60 days Triple A time.

$5000 bonus after 60 days Big League time.

All minor league players recieve $20 meal money per day that the team is away from home. Not including the off season.

Minor League Baseball Players do not get paid during Spring Training. They only receive $20 for every meal the team doesn't provide. Some teams provide all meals which means the players get paid nothing, while some teams don't provide dinner.

Therefore those players would get $140 a week for meal money. There aren't many other things to consider when determining how much money Minor League Baseball Players make / get paid besides the signing bonus. But that is just a one time payment and varies very much depending on where a player was drafted.