Womens Sporting Wages in Australian Domestic Sport

A-league Women and Matildas

The W-League floor, which is the lowest amount a club can pay to its squad, will rise by 32 per cent over the next five years. The W-League minimum annual wage is $17,055,

Last season’s floor of $294,000 will grow to $315,000 next season, with the final figure to settle at $390,000 by the end of the five-year deal.

The W-League cap will be $450,000 next season, with the ceiling to be reviewed annually.

The Matildas contracts are divided into three tiers, with 11 players in the top tier. The top tier players received a base salary of $83,771 in 2019/20, which correlates with the maximum amount a Socceroos player is allowed to get each season. A second tier player received $56,000 in the last pay cycle, while a third tier player received $40,000 at least.


Under the terms of the deal the AFL’s women players will receive a minimum of about $39,000 and a top tier (tier 1) of $71,000 in a 10-game home-and-away season.

The second and third, or middle-tier players, will be paid $47,000 and $55,000 respectively.


Players will receive a 28% pay rise for the 2022 competition, which will be played later this year, with a salary cap of $350,000 to be implemented. That will include an increase on the minimum wage from $8,000 to $10,000, with all figures expected to rise again in 2023 once a collective bargaining agreement is complete.

The game’s elite female players are likely to earn about $60,000, while those on marquee deals will be paid more.

Representative payments will increase immediately, with Origin match wages to increase from $4000 to $6000, while All Stars payments will increase from $1,600 to $3000.

With a salary cap of $350,000, plus two marquee players who can be offered fulltime jobs outside the cap, contracts for leading players in the 2022 NRLW are expected to be worth about $35,000, plus representative payments.


NA said the minimum salary for all Super Netball players would increase by 17 per cent from $36,677 to $43,000.

The deal also provides funding for training partners which will see their fee increase from $3,500 to $5,000 per year.

The maximum salary will increase from $75,167 to $91,500.


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Wallaroos Players will get around $200 a day, or $1400 a week, while in camp.

Theres no overarching deal for SuperW. Only 2 Super Rugby clubs have announced payments for their SuperW players.

The Rebels’ amounts are $1000 per game (there are five rounds and up to two finals) for any member of the match day 23, or a maximum of $500 in reimbursed expenses for those who don’t make it onto the pitch/bench.

The Force have announced players will receive a $5,000 bonus if they’re selected for the Wallaroos squad, $1,500 for the seven weeks of the Super season, a $300-win bonus and $100 for a loss.


new total player payment system will see a salary cap ceiling of $420,000 (excluding superannuation) for the 2021-22 season, where the floor is no less than $336,000 (excluding superannuation).

As per the CBA, the minimum player payment is $13,500 for the 2021-22 season and $15,000 for the 2022-23 season, where no less than ten rostered players are to be contracted, which can include up to one amateur and two restricted players.


the average base salary for a woman who holds a contract in both the domestic Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) Twenty20 tournament and 50-over Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) will rise to more than AUS$65,000 (US$47,700) this season. It represents an increase of more than AUS$10,000 (US$7,300) on last summer.

The average retainer for a state-contracted women’s player has also increased by more than 22 per cent to AUS$40,829 (US$30,006), while the average for a WBBL player is now $24,179 (US$17,769), up more than 14 per cent.

The domestic contracts are in addition to the select group who are centrally contracted by CA each season. Currently, these women’s players earn an average of AUS$180,000 (US$132,200) a year, making them the best-paid national women’s team in the country.


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