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Las Vegas Aces Salaries Some Of The Highest Salaries In WNBA

The Las Vegas Aces, Caitlin Clark, and the recent draft – and shoe deals – have put the WNBA in the sports spotlight.

Las Vegas Aces Put WNBA In The Spotlight

Equal pay in sports has been a hot topic for a long time. There are definitely disparities between the salaries of WNBA and NBA players. It is significant, but there are a lot of factors behinds that.

Female, and female lead sports, didn’t typically have the draw that that the male dominated sports did. For decades women couldn’t really even play in many sports. But that is changing dramatically. And so are salaries.

Our Las Vegas Aces have now won the WNBA title twice. And the way they are playing, they might see a three-peat!

Las Vegas Aces Could Be On Their Way To A Third WNBA Title

They have a lot more, and a lot tougher competition this year, and they are going to have to work for it. But it doesn’t seem to be a problem for A’ja, Jackie, Kelsey, and the rest of the amazing Las Vegas Aces.

With the WNBA being so popular right now, selling out games, and players playing their as***s off, I had to wonder what some of them are making.

Las Vegas Aces Salaries Include 4 Of Top 25 In WNBA

According to Front Office Sports, Jackie Young, of our own Las Vegas Aces, is sitting on top when it comes to WNBA salaries. Pulling in about $252,450 a season, and well deserved – for all of those at the top.

Las Vegas Aces salaries are to be admired. A’ja Wilson is tied at number 17 with her own teammate, Kelsey Plum. They are both making $200,000 a season. Chelsea Gray is at number 22, taking home $196,267 a season.

Again, well deserved salaries, for ALL of the WNBA players who have put women’s basketball on the map. By the way, Caitlyn Clark’s starting salary is $76,535. Might seem low, but she has some nice endorsement deals as well. But still, as most WNBA salaries – far below NBA starting salaries. FAR BELOW.

Here are what some of the other WNBA superstars are making. Keep in mind, back in 1997, the WNBA had a salary range of $15,000 -$50,000 for a 10-week season, 28-game schedule. Times have definitely changed – for the better!

  • Jewell Lloyd

    Jewell Lloyd was the first overall draft pick in the 2015 WNBA draft.  The Seattle Storm picked her up, after her college career with Notre Dame. She is currently making $245,508 this season. Number 2 on the WNBA salary list.

    Jewell Lloyd of the Seattle Storm


  • Kahleah Copper

    Kahleah Copper is now with the Phoenix Mercury. She comes in at number 3 on the WNBA salary chart. She played college ball at Rutgers, and was drafted in the first round in 2016. She’ll make $245,059 this season.

    Kahleah Copper Phoenix  Mercury v Las Vegas Aces


  • Arike Ogunbowale

    Arike Ogunbowale of the Dallas Wings. Another former Fighting Irish, Ogunbowale was fifth overall draft pick in 2019. She was drafted by the Wings. and currently sits at number 4 on the WNBA salary list. She make $241,984 this season. 

    Arike Ogunbowale Dallas Wings vs Las Vegas Aces


  • Diana Taurasi

    41 year old Diana Taurasi was drafted by Phoenix in 2004, after playing for UConn. Taurasi has played for Phoenix since she was drafted by them 20 years ago! She comes in at number 5 on the WNBA salary list, making $234,936 this season. Go girl!!

    Diana Taurasi v Las Vegas Aces


  • Natasha Howard

    Natasha Howard played college ball for Florida State. Her WNBA career has seen her pay at Indiana, Seattle, Minnesota, and New York, before now playing with the Dallas Wings. She is at number 6 on the highest paid WNBA players, making $224,675 this season.

    Natasha Howard v Las Vegas Aces


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