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Average Baseball Salary

NEW YORK (AP) -- The average baseball salary on opening day, based on salary studies by the The Associated Press, and the percentage increase or decrease. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses. In some cases, parts of salaries deferred without interest are discounted to reflect present-day values.
Year
Average
Pct.
Inc.
1989
$512,804
NA
1990
578,930
12.9
1991
891,188
53.9
1992
1,084,408
21.7
1993
1,120,254
3.3
1994
1,188,679
6.1
1995
1,071,029
(-9.9)
1996
1,176,967
9.9
1997
1,383,578
17.6
1998
1,441,406
4.2
1999
1,720,050
19.3
2000
1,988,034
15.6
2001
2,264,403
13.9
2002
2,383,235
5.2
2003
2,555,476
7.2
2004
2,486,609
(-2.7)






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