Total player payments will increase by $500,000 next year under a revised tiered payment system that sees the minimum wage of a senior listed player rise from $8,500 to $10,500.
- Tier 1 players have received an 17.6 per cent bump, from $17,000 to $20,000,
- Tier 2 rises from $12,000 to $14,500 (up 20 per cent)
- The base wage is now $10,500, up from $8500 (up 23 per cent). Last season’s $8500 base wage was calculated pro-rata on an AFL male rookie wage of $29.32 an hour.
- The base wage on the last deal was due to increase from $8500 to $9276, tier 2 $12,000 to $12,846 and from $17,000 to $17,946 for tier one players.
- The players will now commit 13-15 hours per week during pre-season and 10 hours in season. Match day hours are on top of the 10-hour week.
- Clubs also have a marquee budget they can allocate to their most marketable players, ranging from $5000 to $10,000 per player, with a cap of $40,000 per team.
- Players have signed 24-week contracts, which includes two weeks of annual leave.