The Question:

We at Houston Fire Station 11 were wondering what the "league minimum salaries" would be for the "Big Four" sports (football, basketball, baseball, hockey). Thanks!

The Answer:

Here's a breakdown of the minimum salaries you've requested!

The National Football League (NFL) minimums in 2011 were:

  • With 0 years in the league: $245,000
  • With 1: $260,000
  • With 2: $275,000
  • With 3: $315,000
  • With 4–6: $340,000
  • With 7–9: $365,000
  • With 10 or more: $390,000

National Basketball Association (NBA), 2003–2004:

  • With 0 years: $490,180
  • With 1: $788,872
  • With 2: $884,293
  • With 3: $916,100
  • With 4: $947,907
  • With 5: $1,027,424
  • With 6: $1,106,941
  • With 7: $1,186,459
  • With 8: $1,265,976
  • With 9: $1,272,279
  • With 10 or more: $1,399,507

Major League Baseball (MLB): In 2011, the minimum salary of a player was $414,000.

National Hockey League (NHL): In 2011, the minimum salary was $500,000 and in 2012 it will be $525,000.

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