Across the globe, verified football teams are known for paying their players whether they play during match day, play in a professional team or semi-professional, or play well or not.
However, the players’ salaries depend on the role they are handling. For most football teams, forwards are usually paid more than defenders as these teams have the ideology that their forwards’ workloads are much heavier than that of their defenders.
Well, due to rumors hovering over USL players’ salaries, most USL fans have been wondering how much USL players make, hence, in this article, I will be sharing information you need to know regarding USL players’ salaries.
How Much Do USL Players Make A Week?
The USL is not as competitive as the MLS and other top leagues like the EPL, hence players do not make much from the league.
Some players in the USL earn up to $750 on a weekly basis and others do not earn up to this amount as players’ salary in the USL is highly factored by players’ age, roles, qualities, and potential.
In the USL, there is a huge variation when it comes to players’ salaries as a team also has an influence over their players’ salaries.
How Much Do USL Players Make A Month?
On monthly basis, players that play in the USL make up to $1,000 to $3,000. In the USL, there is no fixed salary for players as players’ performance determines what players get as salaries.
For players earning $750 on weekly basis, their monthly salary will be $3,000, and a player that makes $500 on weekly basis will go home with $2,000 at the end of every month.
How Much Do USL Players Make A Year?
Despite most players in the USL making up to an average of $55,000 in a year, there are players in the MLS that accumulate more than this amount. Well, there are still USL players that earn more than $55,000 in a year.
In 2020, the USL players officially submitted a counter-proposal following a proposal that was approved by the USL regarding players that earned over $2,000 on monthly basis to have a 10% cut to their wages to financially relieve their club so they could be able to save much money to keep the club afloat.
Well, due to USL rules that have helped USL teams to maintain players’ wages, not more than 20 players in the USL certainly make up to $100,000 or above currently.
Do USL League 1 Players Earn Salary?
Just like other leagues, the USL comprises divisions, and all players playing in any of the divisions are paid by their clubs.
There are no fixed price-earnings for players in the USL League 1 although there are players in the USL League 1 that make less than the minimum living wage in the US despite playing for an entire season which starts from February to November.
How Much Do USL League 2 Players Earn?
Yes, the USL League 2 players make money but their minimum wage can not be compared to players that are playing in the USL championship. The USL players in League 2 make the same minimum wage as the players in League one.
However, a huge salary in the USL is paid to players in the USL championship.
Who Is The Highest Paid In USL?
At the time of writing this article, Steevan Dos Santos is regarded as the highest-paid player in all tiers of the USL.
The player who is also known as Duba by the fans is a center-forward that also plays the role of a right-winger in his current club, Union Omaha.
USL VS MLS Salaries Compared
For contracted players in the top tier of the USL, their estimated salary on yearly basis is $30,000 to $40,000, but this is very different in the MLS.
In the MLS, a player considered to play at the bottom could earn up to $50,000 to $60,000. Other than that, top players in the MLS go home with millions of dollars at the end of a season whereas it is not so in the USL, so, there is always a huge difference when comparing the salaries of the players in the two leagues.
In addition, the USL clubs do not make money, unlike the MLS clubs that frequently do. Selling matchday tickets is one of the ways MLS clubs use to generate revenues whereas the USL clubs do not depend on this system because fewer fans participate in the USL.
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