WNBA Salary vs. NBA Salary

Atlantis Taylor

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The average WNBA player makes around $79,000 & the maximum salary for the WNBA is $117,500. Meanwhile the starting salary for the NBA during the 2018-19 season was $582,180 with the highest paid player making about 38 million. Critics say that WNBA players earn less money because the league only generates $25 million in annual revenue while the NBA brings in at least $7.4 billion. Because of this many of the top players in the WNBA play overseas during the off-season to make extra money but this means they play basketball all year long now. But the NBA also plays 48 more games in the regular season than the WNBA who only play 34 games in a season for about 4 and a half months. Bias against females being professional athletes is still happening in 2019. People still believe that women cannot perform to the same ability as males, but these women have proven over and over that they can go above and beyond just like men.