Top 10 Highest Paid MLS Players 2023

Top 10 Highest Paid MLS Players 2023: Average MLS 2023 salary cap, For the 2023 season, Insigne’s salary is stated to be $7.5 million for the entire season. This indicates that he will be earning a consistent amount for the full year.

Please note that the information provided is based on the details given and may not reflect the most recent updates or changes in player salaries. For the latest and most accurate information on player salaries, it is advisable to refer to official MLS reports or reliable sources.

According to a league-wide analysis of salary data, the average salary for Senior Roster Non-Designated Players in Major League Soccer (MLS) experienced substantial growth in 2022. Comparing the numbers, it can be observed that the salary for these players increased by double digits, going from $397,753 in 2021 to $438,728 in 2022.

The analysis further revealed that salaries for players occupying roster spots four through 18 have been consistently increasing at an average rate of over 10% per year over the past five years. This indicates a strong and positive trend in player compensation, with salaries steadily rising.

Top 10 Highest Paid MLS Players 2023

Top 10 Highest Paid MLS Players 2023

According to the information provided, it appears that Shaqiri, whose full name is not mentioned, is leading in terms of salary, surprisingly ahead of Lorenzo Insigne from Toronto FC. In 2022, Insigne was listed to have a salary of $14,000,000. However, since he joined the team halfway through the season, his earnings were adjusted. He made $7 million for his first half-season, and the MLSPA (Major League Soccer Players Association) pro-rated the remaining amount to reflect a full year.

1. Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire) — $8,200,000
2. Lorenzo Insigne (Toronto FC) — $7,500,000
3. Javier Hernández (LA Galaxy) — $7,443,750
4. Federico Bernardeschi (Toronto FC) — $6,295,381
5. Sebastián Driussi (Austin FC) — $6,022,500
6. Héctor Herrera (Houston Dynamo) — $5,246,875
7. Douglas Costa (LA Galaxy) — $4,508,333
8. Luiz Araújo (Atlanta United) — $4,483,333
9. Christian Benteke (DC United) — $4,432,778
10. Josef Martínez (Inter Miami) — $4,391,667

These findings demonstrate that MLS has experienced notable growth in player salaries, particularly for Senior Roster Non-Designated Players, contributing to the overall upward trajectory of player compensation within the league.

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