Many familiar faces headline the top of the Major League Baseball payroll for the 2012 season. More than 9 teams have a payroll of more than $100 Million. See how much money your favorite baseball team spent on payroll for the 2012 Major League Baseball season. 

 

Team

Total Team Payroll

Average Player Salary

Median Player Salary

1. New York Yankees

$197,962,289.00

$6,186,321.00

$1,937,500.00

2. Philadelphia Phillies

$174,538,938.00

$5,817,964.00

$1,875,000.00

3. Boston Red Sox

$173,186,617.00

$5,093,724.00

$1,556,250.00

4. Anaheim Angels

$154,485,166.00

$5,327,074.00

$3,150,000.00

5. Detroit Tigers

$132,300,000.00

$4,562,068.00

$1,100,000.00

6. Texas Rangers

$120,510,974.00

$4,635,037.00

$3,437,500.00

7. Miami Marlins

$118,078,000.00

$4,373,259.00

$1,500,000.00

8. San Francisco Giants

$117,620,683.00

$3,920,689.00

$1,275,000.00

9. St. Louis Cardinals

$110,300,862.00

$3,939,316.00

$800,000.00

10. Milwaukee Brewers

$97,653,944.00

$3,755,920.00

$1,981,250.00

11. Chicago White Sox

$96,919,500.00

$3,876,780.00

$530,000.00

12. Los Angeles Dodgers

$95,143,575.00

$3,171,452.00

$875,000.00

13. Minnesota Twins

$94,085,000.00

$3,484,629.00

$750,000.00

14. New York Mets

$93,353,983.00

$3,457,554.00

$875,000.00

15. Chicago Cubs

$88,197,033.00

$3,392,193.00

$1,262,500.00

16. Atlanta Braves

$83,309,942.00

$2,776,998.00

$577,500.00

17. Cincinnati Reds

$82,203,616.00

$2,935,843.00

$1,150,000.00

18. Seattle Mariners

$81,978,100.00

$2,927,789.00

$495,150.00

19. Baltimore Orioles

$81,428,999.00

$2,807,896.00

$1,300,000.00

20. Washington Nationals

$81,336,143.00

$2,623,746.00

$800,000.00

21. Cleveland Indians

$78,430,300.00

$2,704,493.00

$800,000.00

22. Colorado Rockies

$78,069,571.00

$2,692,054.00

$482,000.00

23. Toronto Blue Jays

$75,489,200.00

$2,696,042.00

$1,768,750.00

24. Arizona DBacks

$74,284,833.00

$2,653,029.00

$1,625,000.00

25. Tampa Bay Rays

$64,173,500.00

$2,291,910.00

$1,425,000.00

26. Pittsburgh Pirates

$63,431,999.00

$2,187,310.00

$916,666.00

27. Kansas City Royals

$60,916,225.00

$2,030,540.00

$870,000.00

28. Houston Astros

$60,651,000.00

$2,332,730.00

$491,250.00

29. Oakland Athletics

$55,372,500.00

$1,845,750.00

$487,500.00

30. San Diego Padres

$55,244,700.00

$1,973,025.00

$1,207,500.00

 

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