Top 10 Highest-Paid WNBA Players in 2024

The WNBA has been gaining attention for its growing viewership, ticket sales, and social media presence. While this increased popularity has yet to significantly impact player salaries due to a salary cap of $1,463,200 for the 2024 season, more players are starting to benefit from the league’s rising prominence.

One standout example is Indiana Fever rookie Caitlin Clark, who will earn a base salary of $76,000 this season but is set to take home over $500,000 in 2024. This amount includes earnings from player marketing agreements with the league and team, as well as lucrative endorsement deals with brands like Nike, State Farm, Gatorade, Xfinity, and Panini.

Leading the pack in terms of annual contract value is Las Vegas Aces guard Jackie Young, who secured a two-year, $504,900 contract extension with the team in 2022. Here is the list of the top 10 highest-paid WNBA players in 2024 according to Spotrac.com:

– Jackie Young, Las Vegas Aces: $252,420
– Jewell Loyd, Seattle Storm: $245,508
– Kahleah Copper, Phoenix Mercury: $245,059
– Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas Wings: $241,984
– Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury: $234,936
– Natasha Howard, Dallas Wings: $224,675
– Erica Wheeler, Indiana Fever: $222,154
– Brionna Jones, Connecticut Sun: $212,000
– Skylar Diggins-Smith, Seattle Storm: $211,343
– Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut Sun: $209,000