The TPBPA (Taiwan Professional Baseball Players Association) have released the 2017 CPBL payrolls. Each team’s payroll covers its entire 60-man roster (Both top and minor league teams).
- The figures below are in US Dollar. We use the exchange rate of $30 NTD to $1 USD.
- All figures have been converted to annual salary instead of monthly salary.
- The data does not include additional bonus, incentive and post-game bonus.
- The incentive is normally around $5000 to $15,000 USD per year based on performance goals set by the organisation. High profile players may have incentive bonus at $34,000.
- The salary data does not include foreign players and developmental players. CPBL foreign players salaries are not transparent at the moment. The standard rate is roughly $15,000 to $25,000 USD per month, but you do get cases like the former MLB player Freddy Garcia who was getting paid $50,000 USD per month.
- In the CPBL, teams will cover the living cost for all the players during the season (meals and accommodations).
2015 to 2017 CPBL Average Salary
For the 2017 season, the Chinatrust Brothers has once again lead the league in average salary with $70,400 USD, while the Lamigo Monkeys comes in the last place at $55,600 USD per player. It is also worth noting that the Uni-Lions is the only team in the league with a decreased overall payroll.
CPBL Average Salary (2015~2017)
Chinatrust Brothers Average Salary (2015~2017)
Fubon Guardians Average Salary (2015~2017)
Uni-Lions Average Salary (2015~2017)
Lamigo Monkeys Average Salary (2015~2017)
2017 CPBL Average Salary with Age Bracket
- Uni-Lions takes the lead in the under 23 bracket with an average salary at $30,400 USD.
- Lamigo Monkeys surprisingly lead the 24-29 bracket with $58,800 USD
- Fubon Guardians takes the 30-35 bracket with $128,000 USD.
- Chinatrust Brothers dominate the age of 35 and above bracket with $234,000 USD.