The Top 15 Highest-Paid WNBA Centers in 2024

With the prospect of $100 million media rights deals on the horizon, the salaries of the top WNBA players are set to increase to match their growing influence on the game. Even before this anticipated rise, the best centers in the league are already earning over $200K annually, showcasing their value on the court.

Leading the pack as the highest-paid WNBA center is Brionna Jones, who pockets $212K each year. Having inked a 1-year contract extension with the Sun in February, Jones has been a key player for Connecticut since being drafted in 2017, accumulating a total of $618K in earnings during her time with the team.

Following closely behind is A’ja Wilson of the Aces, who commands a salary of $200K as the star player for Las Vegas. Wilson secured a 2-year contract worth $400K in 2023, solidifying her position as the number 1 overall pick for the Aces in the 2018 WNBA Draft.

Teaira McCowan of the Wings claims the third spot on the list with an annual income of $195.7K. After signing a lucrative 3-year contract extension in 2023 totaling $587.1K, McCowan has seen a significant boost in her earnings compared to her rookie deal with the Fever.

Stefanie Dolson, representing the Mystics, holds the fourth position with a salary of $175K. Dolson, who recently returned to Washington after stints in Chicago and New York, is in the first year of a 2-year contract amounting to $345K, bringing her career earnings to $903K.

Rounding out the top five highest-paid centers is Mercedes Russell of the Storm, earning $160K annually through a 3-year contract extension. Russell joined Seattle in 2022 for $480K after becoming an unrestricted free agent, solidifying her place among the league’s top earners.

Here is the complete list of the highest-paid WNBA centers in 2024, based on data from Spotrac:

1. Brionna Jones – Connecticut Sun – $212K
2. A’ja Wilson – Las Vegas Aces – $200K
3. Teaira McCowan – Dallas Wings – $195.7K
4. Stefanie Dolson – Washington Mystics – $175K
5. Mercedes Russell – Seattle Storm – $160K
6. Ezi Magbegor – Seattle Storm – $155K
7. Brittney Griner – Phoenix Mercury – $150K
8. Elizabeth Williams – Chicago Sky – $135K
9. Tina Charles – Atlanta Dream – $130K
10. Astou Ndour – Connecticut Sun – $125K
10. Kalani Brown – Dallas Wings – $125K
12. Kiah Stokes – Las Vegas Aces – $100K
13. Shakira Austin – Washington Mystics – $80.9K
T-14. Kamilla Cardoso – Chicago Sky – $76.5K
T-14. Stephanie Soares – Dallas Wings – $76.5K
T-14. Temi Fagbenle – Indiana Fever – $76.5K
17. Laeticia Amihere – Atlanta Dream – $72.7K
18. Li Yueru – Los Angeles Sparks – $64.7K

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