We previously reported on the XFL Salary structure but today we learned more. Per Pro Football Talk, the minimum salary that an XFL player can make will be 55K on the season. Players are paid bi-weekly, and also earn gameday and win bonuses. The $2222 paid out to each member of the winning team should make play much more competitive, as people around the roster will really be gunning for that W.
The @xfl2020 sent a memo to agents of prospective players. Players will be paid on a bi-weekly basis at $2,080 per pay check starting in December. There are activation fees (i.e. game checks) during the season of $1,685 and victory bonuses of $2,222.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 11, 2019
JUST IN: The XFL has just sent agents of prospective players salary information. With AAF not around, the money is less. First contract is from Dec. 4 to May 31. Guaranteed pay on standard contract is $1,040 a week. Max per week is $4,947, including active roster + win bonuses.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 11, 2019
While the pay is not commensurate with NFL salaries at tiers 3 and 4 (which offer 50-70k, and 70-100k respectively), it’s still very competitive for what college graduates often make, and younger players fresh out of college should not shy away for these spots.
In addition to the opportunity to potentially make 6 figures with bonuses, these players get to showcase their skills on the national stage and continue their careers.
Tiers 1 and 2 remain competitive with NFL salaries, as players can make up to $600,000, compared to the NFL guaranteed minimum of $495,000.
The XFL may not be dishing out multi-million dollar headline deals this season, but players can still make good money while chasing their dreams
The league projects the average salary for a player (taking into account in-season bonuses) to be $55k. Players who sign XFL contracts are full-time employees through the completion of the season. They're free to sign NFL contracts after the championship game on Apr. 25.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 11, 2019
That’s substantially lower than average CFL salary. Minimum in CFL next season will be $65K Cdn which translates to $49,300 (U.S). So CFL minimum will be slightly less than XFL average. Good news. https://t.co/cWIvdfjqtp— David William Naylor (@TSNDaveNaylor) October 11, 2019
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