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Highest Career Total and Single-Season Salaries

Please note that we only have salary data through 1985, so some career totals may be incomplete.

Rank   Player      Career Salary (may be incomplete)      Player      Year Team      Salary
1.Barry Bonds $172,711,352 Alex Rodriguez 2005 NYY $26,000,000
2.Alex Rodriguez $147,707,727 Manny Ramirez 2004 BOS $22,500,000
3.Randy Johnson $143,348,927 Alex Rodriguez 2001 TEX $22,000,000
4.Greg Maddux $133,845,000 Alex Rodriguez 2002 TEX $22,000,000
5.Kevin Brown $130,890,502 Alex Rodriguez 2003 TEX $22,000,000
6.Ken Griffey $130,624,340 Alex Rodriguez 2004 NYY $22,000,000
7.Gary Sheffield $129,766,173 Barry Bonds 2005 SFG $22,000,000
8.Jeff Bagwell $128,134,019 Manny Ramirez 2005 BOS $22,000,000
9.Manny Ramirez $126,311,965 Alex Rodriguez 2006 NYY $21,680,727
10.Sammy Sosa $123,568,000 Derek Jeter 2006 NYY $20,600,000
11.Mike Mussina $122,392,167 Jason Giambi 2006 NYY $20,428,571
12.Roger Clemens $121,001,000 Manny Ramirez 2003 BOS $20,000,000
13.Pedro Martinez $120,444,000 Carlos Delgado 2004 TOR $19,700,000
14.Derek Jeter $118,030,000 Derek Jeter 2005 NYY $19,600,000
15.Tom Glavine $113,139,293 Carlos Delgado 2002 TOR $19,400,000
16.Mike Piazza $111,676,002 Jeff Bagwell 2006 HOU $19,369,019
17.Larry Walker $110,363,431 Barry Bonds 2006 SFG $19,331,470
18.John Smoltz $108,095,446 Mike Mussina 2005 NYY $19,000,000
19.Carlos Delgado $103,799,000 Mike Mussina 2006 NYY $19,000,000
20.Bernie Williams $103,100,001 Carlos Delgado 2003 TOR $18,700,000
21.Mo Vaughn $100,405,001 Derek Jeter 2004 NYY $18,600,000
22.Albert Belle $97,376,294 Manny Ramirez 2006 BOS $18,279,238
23.Jim Thome $93,461,668 Barry Bonds 2004 SFG $18,000,000
24.Curt Schilling $93,158,000 Jeff Bagwell 2005 HOU $18,000,000
25.Chipper Jones $92,885,467 Roger Clemens 2005 HOU $18,000,000
26.Ivan Rodriguez $92,126,410 Pedro Martinez 2004 BOS $17,500,000
27.Mike Hampton $92,075,086 Mo Vaughn 2003 NYM $17,166,667
28.Shawn Green $91,116,066 Mo Vaughn 2004 NYM $17,166,667
29.Rafael Palmeiro $89,295,996 Sammy Sosa 2005 BAL $17,000,000
30.Juan Gonzalez $87,037,500 Shawn Green 2004 LAD $16,666,667
31.Frank Thomas $86,514,000 Todd Helton 2006 COL $16,600,000
32.Chan Ho Park $81,756,945 Andy Pettitte 2006 HOU $16,428,416
33.Matt Williams $78,860,000 Magglio Ordonez 2006 DET $16,200,000
34.Barry Larkin $78,467,500 Mike Piazza 2004 NYM $16,071,429
35.Jason Giambi $78,201,854 Mike Piazza 2005 NYM $16,071,429
36.Craig Biggio $77,015,500 Chipper Jones 2005 ATL $16,061,802
37.Roberto Alomar $76,603,815 Sammy Sosa 2003 CHC $16,000,000
38.Andy Pettitte $76,082,416 Jeff Bagwell 2004 HOU $16,000,000
39.Mark McGwire $74,688,354 Randy Johnson 2004 ARI $16,000,000
40.Mariano Rivera $74,030,125 Mike Mussina 2004 NYY $16,000,000
41.Andruw Jones $73,706,500 Sammy Sosa 2004 CHC $16,000,000
42.Moises Alou $70,983,474 Randy Johnson 2005 NYY $16,000,000
43.Tim Salmon $70,677,500 Kevin Brown 2000 LAD $15,714,286
44.Cal Ripken $69,850,001 Kevin Brown 2001 LAD $15,714,286
45.John Olerud $68,243,667 Kevin Brown 2002 LAD $15,714,286
46.Al Leiter $68,100,100 Kevin Brown 2003 LAD $15,714,286
47.Jim Edmonds $68,010,367 Kevin Brown 2004 NYY $15,714,286
48.Jeff Kent $67,436,500 Kevin Brown 2005 NYY $15,714,286
49.Vladimir Guerrero $67,430,000 Shawn Green 2003 LAD $15,666,667
50.Steve Finley $67,151,344 Randy Johnson 2006 NYY $15,661,427
51.Robin Ventura $67,135,000 Derek Jeter 2003 NYY $15,600,000
52.David Cone $66,947,501 Mike Piazza 2003 NYM $15,571,429
53.Kenny Rogers $66,665,500 Chan Ho Park 2006 SDP $15,505,142
54.Raul Mondesi $66,470,000 Barry Bonds 2003 SFG $15,500,000
55.Fred McGriff $65,860,818 Pedro Martinez 2003 BOS $15,500,000
56.Kevin Appier $65,743,750 Manny Ramirez 2002 BOS $15,462,727
57.Chuck Finley $65,504,063 Chipper Jones 2004 ATL $15,333,333
58.Darren Dreifort $63,882,000 Mike Hampton 2005 ATL $15,125,000
59.Todd Helton $63,740,000 Barry Bonds 2002 SFG $15,000,000
60.Brad Radke $61,859,000 Sammy Sosa 2002 CHC $15,000,000
61.Bobby Abreu $61,379,666 Randy Johnson 2003 ARI $15,000,000
62.Javy Lopez $61,310,500 Chan Ho Park 2005 TEX $15,000,000
63.Mike Sweeney $60,143,000 Gary Sheffield 1998 FLA $14,936,667
64.Nomar Garciaparra $59,434,000 Pedro Martinez 2006 NYM $14,875,000
65.Scott Rolen $59,190,336 Greg Maddux 2003 ATL $14,750,000
66.David Justice $58,926,000 Mike Hampton 2004 ATL $14,625,000
67.Ryan Klesko $58,425,500 Derek Jeter 2002 NYY $14,600,000
68.Johnny Damon $58,189,000 Mike Hampton 2006 ATL $14,503,543
69.Magglio Ordonez $57,705,000 Curt Schilling 2005 BOS $14,500,000
70.Jay Bell $56,762,500 Lance Berkman 2006 HOU $14,500,000
71.Luis Gonzalez $56,236,660 Jim Thome 2006 CHW $14,166,667
72.Ellis Burks $55,962,500 Pedro Martinez 2002 BOS $14,000,000
73.Jamie Moyer $55,867,500 Magglio Ordonez 2004 CHW $14,000,000
74.Andres Galarraga $55,779,167 Chan Ho Park 2004 TEX $14,000,000
75.David Wells $55,568,667 Bartolo Colon 2006 LAA $14,000,000
76.Greg Vaughn $55,373,890 Albert Pujols 2006 STL $14,000,000
77.Jason Kendall $55,322,170 Carlos Delgado 2001 TOR $13,650,000
78.Billy Wagner $54,633,000 Mike Hampton 2003 ATL $13,625,000
79.Kenny Lofton $54,581,236 Bobby Abreu 2006 PHI $13,600,000
80.Will Clark $54,221,863 Mike Piazza 2001 NYM $13,571,429
81.Todd Stottlemyre $53,558,500 Carlos Beltran 2006 NYM $13,571,428
82.Denny Neagle $53,320,000 Carlos Delgado 2006 NYM $13,500,000
83.Jorge Posada $53,058,500 Vladimir Guerrero 2006 LAA $13,500,000
84.Bartolo Colon $52,880,000 Andruw Jones 2006 ATL $13,500,000
85.Ray Durham $52,704,000 Jason Giambi 2005 NYY $13,428,571
86.Brian Giles $52,690,334 Shawn Green 2002 LAD $13,416,667
87.Bobby Bonilla $52,350,000 Darren Dreifort 2005 LAD $13,400,000
88.Trevor Hoffman $52,309,000 Randy Johnson 2000 ARI $13,350,000
89.Mike Lieberthal $52,257,999 Randy Johnson 2001 ARI $13,350,000
90.Bobby Higginson $52,054,000 Randy Johnson 2002 ARI $13,350,000
91.Brian Jordan $51,947,334 Chipper Jones 2003 ATL $13,333,333
92.Marquis Grissom $51,946,500 Mo Vaughn 2001 ANA $13,166,667
93.Tino Martinez $51,845,000 Jim Thome 2005 PHI $13,166,667
94.Paul O'Neill $51,652,500 Greg Maddux 2002 ATL $13,100,000
95.Dean Palmer $51,542,500 Bobby Abreu 2005 PHI $13,100,000
96.Robb Nen $51,479,000 Manny Ramirez 2001 BOS $13,050,000
97.Eric Karros $49,884,000 Pedro Martinez 2001 BOS $13,000,000
98.Aaron Sele $49,672,501 Jeff Bagwell 2003 HOU $13,000,000
99.Edgar Martinez $49,479,368 Albert Belle 2003 BAL $13,000,000
100.Garret Anderson $49,273,000 Juan Gonzalez 2003 TEX $13,000,000

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