Who are the highest-paid players in the WNBA in 2023?

Who are the highest-paid players in the WNBA in 2023?

Who are the WNBA’s highest paid players in 2023? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The first day of February means that WNBA free agency is now open and deals can be signed.

The teams began the process of negotiating the deals on January 21. Breanna Stewart announced Wednesday that she will sign with the New York Liberty, with contract details yet to be finalized. Candace Parker announced during the period that she would be signing with the defending champion Las Vegas Aces.

There are more deals to be had ahead of the 2023 regular season starting in May.

Let’s see who the current highest paid WNBA players are in 2023:

Note: All contract data via Spotrac

Who is the highest paid WNBA player in 2023?

Jackie Young of the Aces has an average annual salary of $252,450 and is currently the WNBA’s highest paid player as of 2023.

Here are the top 10:

1. Jackie Young, Las Vegas Ace: $252,450

2. Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas Wings: $241,984

3. Jewell Loyd, Seattle Storm: $231,515

T-4. DeWanna Bonner, Connecticut Sun: $224,870

T-4. Skylar Diggins-Smith, Phoenix Mercury: $224,870

T-4. Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics: $224,870

7. Natasha Howard, Liberty of New York: $224,675

8. Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut Sun: $209,000

9. Jonquel Jones, Connecticut Sun: $208,075

10. Kelsey Mitchell, Indiana Fever: $206,000

What is the average WNBA salary?

In 2022, the average WNBA salary was $102,751 among 151 athletes, but that’s expected to change in 2023 with several free agents still pending.

What is Candace Parker’s salary?

The 36-year-old WNBA icon signed a one-year contract with the Aces for this season worth $100,000.

What is Breanna Stewart’s salary?

It is not yet known how much Stewart, 28, will earn with the Liberty. His last contract with the Seattle Storm was a one-year deal worth $228,094.

Griner, 32, signed a three-year contract worth $664,544 with the Mercury in 2020-21, which expires this year. This season, she is expected to earn $227,900.

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