Who are the top women’s soccer players in the world? While women’s soccer players don’t make nearly as much as the men their salaries are growing and they’re increasingly becoming important brand representatives and gaining more endorsement deals. I think after this World Cup in France this summer that is going to increase even more.
Alex Morgan – $450,000 but over $1 million with endorsement deals
Marta – $400,000
Abby Wambach – $200,000
Amandine Hanery – $70,00
Mal Pugh – The Washington Spirit selected her with a top pick that May, which meant that Pugh would earn six figures because U.S. Soccer subsidizes NWSL salaries for USWNT members. (She’s also gained sponsorships from Nike, Gatorade and Neutrogena.)
Sidney Leroux – $92,000
Nicole Banecki – $90,000
Nilla Fischer – $67,500
Hope Solo $65,000
Jonelle Filigno – $60,000
Laure Boulleau – $60,000
Right now, United States women’s soccer players also making money from the soccer association or for winning tournaments like the World Cup where they get a bonus.
In the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL):
The minimum player salary will rise 5 percent to $16,538 while the maximum player salary will rise 5 percent to $46,200.
Each of the nine clubs will be permitted to pay a total of $421,500 to the players on its roster for the upcoming season, which begins in mid-April, up 20.4 percent from last year.
The U.S. women’s soccer team became national heroes when they won the 2015 World Cup. But members of the team are now suing over wage discrimination, claiming that they earned four times less than their male counterparts despite generating $20 million more in revenue. Judy Woodruff talks to Briana Scurry, former U.S women’s goalkeeper, for more on the fight.