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Pay comparison: Current men's and women's CBAs

Projections applies current collective bargaining agreements to results from 2013-18

2015 World Cup / 2016 Olympic results (place, points in group stage) 1st 9 QF 7
Women's national team (defaults from current CBA: 2017-21)
Salaries Friendlies Tourneys Nat Lg SheB Cp Others WCQ/OlyQ 1st rd 2nd rd Majors World Cup Olympics
Tier 1 (top 10) $100,000 W (T4/Can) $8,500 Quarters na na na Win na $3,000 Roster $37,500 $25,000
Tier 2 (7-10) $100,000 W (5th-8th) $6,500 Fourth place na na na Draw na $500 Individual Team x1m Individual Team x1m
W (9th+) $5,250 Third place na na na Loss na $0 Point/grp $0 $0.000 $0 $0.000
D (T4/Can) $1,750 Runner-up na na na Knockout rd $0 $0.000 na na
Non-salaried D (5th-8th) $1,250 Champion na $5,000 $5,000 Qual bonus per player # players Quarters $0 $0.000 $0 $0.000
First camp <11 days $1,500 D (9th+) $0 World Cup $37,500 20 Semifinals $0 $0.000 $0 $0.000
First camp >10 days $2,000 Loss $0 Hypothetical results (in gray) not yet in calculation Olympics $25,000 20 Third place $25,000 $0.575 $25,000 $0.450
Future camps <11 d $2,500 Runner-up $50,000 $1.150 $55,500 $0.999
Future camps >10 d $3,000 Pool pay Tour Wrld Cup Team x1m Olympics Team x1m Champion $110,000 $2.530 $100,000 $1.800
Game roster <8th $3,250 Likenesses $350,000 post-event tour Gold $60,870 $1.400 $66,667 $1.200 Per game* $4,500 $0
Game roster 8th+ $3,750 Attendance $1.50 4 games Silver $52,174 $1.200 $55,556 $1.000 Max $141,500 $2.530 $100,000 $1.800
WCup roster per/gm $4,500 per ticket / home games Bronze $43,478 $1.000 $44,444 $0.800 * if no salary Add KO, QF, SF + (3rd, 2nd, 1st) for total

2014 World Cup / 2018 World Cup results (knockout round, not qualified) KO 4 NQ 0
Men's national team (defaults from most recent CBA, still in effect through June 2019 despite expiration)
Salaries Friendlies Tourneys Gold C Nat Lg Copa Am WCQ/OlyQ 1st rd 2nd rd Majors World Cup 1 World Cup 2
Tier 1 $0 W (T10/Mex) $17,625 W (T25/Mex) $14,125 $0 $14,125 Win $15,625 $18,125 Roster $68,750 $68,750
Tier 2 $0 W (11th-25th) $12,500 W (26+) $9,375 $0 $14,125 Draw $7,500 $10,000 Individual Team x1m Individual Team x1m
W (26+) $9,375 Draw $6,563 $0 $6,563 Loss $5,000 $5,000 Point/grp $9,522 $0.219 $9,522 $0.219
D (T10/Mex) $8,125 Loss $5,000 $0 $6,563 Knockout rd $195,652 $4.500 $195,652 $4.500
Non-salaried D (11th-25th) $6,250 2nd round $0 $0 $12,500 Qual bonus per player # players Quarters $217,391 $5.000 $217,391 $5.000
Friendly camp $1,875 D (26+) $6,250 Champion $11,250 $0 $20,000 Groups 1-2 $78,000 18 Semifinals $244,565 $5.625 $244,565 $5.625
WCQ camp $2,500 Loss $5,000 Runner-up $5,000 $0 $15,000 Group 3 $46,000 15 Third place $54,348 $1.250 $54,348 $1.250
per game associated with camp Third place $0 $0 $11,250 Group 4 $18,454 22 Runner-up $271,739 $6.250 $271,739 $6.250
Game bonus $0 Pool pay Fourth place $0 $0 $6,875 Pool total $2,499,988 55 Champion $407,609 $9.375 $407,609 $9.375
Likenesses $0 Must equal $2,500,000 Per game $6,875 $6,875
Attendance $1.50 Hypothetical results (in gray) not yet in calculation * Players Association determines division of $ Total $1,199,038 $26.471 $1,199,038 $26.471
per ticket; home game Oly (U23+3 overage) not in CBA. USOC payouts: $37.5K, $22.5K, $15K
* No. players should be roughly 50-55 Add KO, QF, SF + (3rd, 2nd, 1st) for total

PLAYER CATEGORY Yr 1: Slow Yr 2: WCQ Y3 4: WWC Yr 4: Oly Yr 5: Slow Yr 6: WCQ 6-year total
Per-year projection:
1. Maximum possible pay $210,347 $248,388 $430,662 $302,921 $204,966 $275,378 $1,672,661
Women's team 2. 75-80% of games, salaried (if applicable) $176,808 $213,360 $382,456 $258,440 $183,376 $267,063 $1,481,503
3. 50-60% of games, not salaried $92,769 $122,636 $278,242 $213,862 $90,092 $133,144 $930,745
4. Fringe player $51,767 $22,421 $90,912 $58,746 $32,619 $58,193 $314,657
Pool total $4,510,461 $5,251,545 $10,154,474 $6,313,650 $4,111,181 $5,571,366 $35,912,676

PLAYER CATEGORY Y1: WCQ Y2: World CupY3: Gold Cup Y4: Copa Am Y5: Qual fail Y6: Penance 6-year total
Per-year projection:
1. Maximum possible pay $361,318 $429,949 $189,804 $208,678 $210,247 $94,575 $1,494,569
Men's team 2. 75-80% of games, salaried (if applicable) $264,571 $359,908 $131,794 $144,882 $137,290 $80,269 $1,118,713
3. 50-60% of games, not salaried $160,127 $125,748 $85,381 $91,165 $89,249 $51,227 $602,897
4. Fringe player $63,180 $34,683 $21,009 $40,508 $38,655 $22,596 $220,631
Pool total $8,739,475 $9,733,804 $3,977,762 $4,681,090 $4,748,231 $2,616,453 $34,496,814
The goal here is to create hypotheticals based on as much actual data as possible
This six-year span was chosen to show the effect of two major tournaments per team (men 2014 and 2018, women 2015 and 2016) as well as 2013 World Cup qualifiers
Annotations on those default values and the parameters chosen to run these scenarios follow ...

WOMEN'S CBA MEN'S CBA


Salaries Salaries
Number of salaried players drop 1 per year: 20 in 2017, 16 2021 Men haven't received salaries in this century
Number of players on NWSL salaries is larger Tier 1 (Group 1 on MNT page; 5 players) is designed to show max pay
I've divided salaried players into 2 groups to allow tiers Group 2 varies between 10 and 13 players here
Top group shows maximum pay if player is on every roster Group 2 players are on at least half of gameday rosters
Here, top group is always 10, approximating typical year Groups 1-2 get the max World Cup qualifying bonus

Non-salaried (incl. those on NWSL but not WNT salaries) Non-salaried


Camp bonuses go to those called in but don't make game roster If salaries are given, these players won't get them
Camp bonuses tiered for length (<>10 days), exp (<>1 camp) Group 3 (which players 25-50% of games) gets second tier of World Cup qualifying bonuses
For these scenarios, all camp bonuses are the lowest value Group 4 players get few games, third tier of Cup qualifying bonuses
Roster appearance pay rises with 8th roster appearance (Group 3 and Group 4 here) Number of players per year is btwn 50 and 55 (which is typical)

Attendance (ONLY home friendlies and home World Cup qualifiers) Attendance (ONLY home friendlies and home World Cup qualifiers)
Bonus is split among gameday roster Same as WNT: Per-ticket bonus to pool, split among roster

Tournaments Tournaments
1st-place bonuses are awarded for the SheBelieves Cup and the Tourn of Nations MNT usually doesn't play in Copa America, but it hosted in 2016
I've assigned SBC bonuses to the Algarve Cup, in which the WNT no longer plays Men won 2013 and 2017 Gold Cups; fourth in 2019 / fourth in 2016 Copa America
One-off, one-game CONCACAF Cup is treated as a friendly. USA lost, anyway
Likenesses
The team is given a lump sum; here divided between Groups 1-3 World Cup qualifying bonuses
Players Association determines how pool bonus is split; I've tried to approximate with 3 tiers
Post-event tours (formerly the Victory Tour)
Medalists from the World Cup and Olympics get an extra bonus for a 4-game tour World Cups
The World Cup roster has 23 players; the Olympic roster is 18 Similar to WNT: Pool bonuses, cumulative for KO rounds, etc.

World Cup and Olympic bonuses Olympics


The "max" assumes 9 points and 7 games Under-23s and three overage players can play in Oly; bonuses aren't stated in CBA
Bonuses (split by 23 for World Cup, 18 for Oly) are cumulative per round through the semifinals The USOC awards $37,500 to gold medalists, $22,500 for silver, $15,000 bronze
Example: A semifinalist gets bonuses for the KO rd, QF + SF