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Salaries by Year

1986 Individual Salaries by Team

This is an individual salary listings by team for the 1986 season. Note that this list is not complete, though it does represent the best available information. You can also view figures for 1985 or 1987. Other financial information is available for many seasons using the tool on the right.

1986 Atlanta Braves 1986 Atlanta Braves
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Dale Murphy  $1,825,000 
2 Bob Horner  $1,800,000 
3 Bruce Sutter  $1,729,167 
4 Ted Simmons  $1,000,000 
5 Len Barker  $880,000 
6 Ken Oberkfell  $825,000 
7 Rafael Ramirez  $825,000 
8 Gene Garber  $786,667 
9 Chris Chambliss  $769,452 
10 Claudell Washington  $750,000 
11 Rick Mahler  $687,500 
12 Rick Camp  $600,000 
13 Ozzie Virgil  $575,000 
14 Bruce Benedict  $565,000 
15 Glenn Hubbard  $505,000 
16 Bill Sample  $470,000 
17 Terry Harper  $425,000 
18 David Palmer  $390,000 
19 Jim Acker  $367,500 
20 Darryl Motley  $257,500 
21 Craig McMurtry  $225,000 
22 Jeff Dedmon  $200,000 
23 Zane Smith  $200,000 
24 Joe Johnson  $105,000 
25 Omar Moreno  $100,000 
26 Andres Thomas  $60,000 
27 Cliff Speck  $60,000 
28 Ed Olwine  $60,000 
29 Paul Assenmacher  $60,000 
Atlanta Braves 1986 payroll based on this was $17,102,786.


1986 Baltimore Orioles 1986 Baltimore Orioles
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Fred Lynn  $1,190,000 
2 Cal Ripken  $1,150,000 
3 Eddie Murray  $925,814 
4 Scott McGregor  $911,051 
5 Mike Boddicker  $837,500 
6 Lee Lacy  $725,000 
7 Mike Flanagan  $639,791 
8 Don Aase  $600,000 
9 Dennis Martinez  $560,458 
10 Storm Davis  $510,000 
11 Tippy Martinez  $487,078 
12 Juan Beniquez  $450,000 
13 Wayne Gross  $450,000 
14 Rick Dempsey  $442,066 
15 Jim Dwyer  $400,000 
16 Mike Young  $387,500 
17 Dan Ford  $350,000 
18 Floyd Rayford  $310,000 
19 Reid Nichols  $285,000 
20 Rich Bordi  $250,000 
21 John Shelby  $240,000 
22 Jackie Gutierrez  $167,500 
23 Ken Dixon  $140,000 
24 Juan Bonilla  $120,000 
25 Larry Sheets  $120,000 
26 Brad Havens  $115,000 
27 Odell Jones  $107,500 
28 John Stefero  $70,000 
29 Jim Traber  $60,000 
Baltimore Orioles 1986 payroll based on this was $13,001,258.


1986 Boston Red Sox 1986 Boston Red Sox
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Jim Rice  $1,984,423 
2 Wade Boggs  $1,350,000 
3 Bob Stanley  $1,060,000 
4 Dwight Evans  $1,017,757 
5 Tony Armas  $1,000,000 
6 Bill Buckner  $785,000 
7 Don Baylor  $660,696 
8 Rich Gedman  $650,000 
9 Tim Lollar  $541,250 
10 Joe Sambito  $500,000 
11 Bruce Hurst  $495,000 
12 Marty Barrett  $435,000 
13 Dave Henderson  $412,000 
14 Sammy Stewart  $381,113 
15 Ed Romero  $375,000 
16 Oil Can Boyd  $375,000 
17 Glenn Hoffman  $350,000 
18 Roger Clemens  $340,000 
19 Steve Crawford  $330,000 
20 Dave Stapleton  $300,000 
21 Al Nipper  $265,000 
22 Spike Owen  $255,000 
23 Marc Sullivan  $110,000 
24 Mike Trujillo  $85,000 
25 Mike Brown  $80,000 
26 Calvin Schiraldi  $75,000 
27 Wes Gardner  $70,000 
28 Mike Greenwell  $60,000 
29 Rey Quinones  $60,000 
Boston Red Sox 1986 payroll based on this was $14,402,239.


1986 California Angels 1986 California Angels
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Doug DeCinces  $1,200,000 
2 Reggie Jackson  $1,102,946 
3 Donnie Moore  $1,000,000 
4 George Hendrick  $939,333 
5 Mike Witt  $933,333 
6 Don Sutton  $890,000 
7 Rick Burleson  $856,667 
8 Bob Boone  $853,479 
9 Brian Downing  $808,333 
10 John Candelaria  $800,000 
11 Ruppert Jones  $560,000 
12 Bobby Grich  $500,000 
13 Gary Lucas  $500,000 
14 Tommy John  $440,000 
15 Ron Romanick  $425,000 
16 Rob Wilfong  $416,667 
17 Doug Corbett  $410,000 
18 Jim Slaton  $400,000 
19 Gary Pettis  $300,000 
20 Dick Schofield  $210,000 
21 Terry Forster  $170,000 
22 Jerry Narron  $142,000 
23 Kirk McCaskill  $142,000 
24 Ken Forsch  $100,000 
25 Jack Howell  $82,500 
26 Wally Joyner  $65,000 
27 Chuck Finley  $60,000 
28 Devon White  $60,000 
29 Vern Ruhle  $60,000 
California Angels 1986 payroll based on this was $14,427,258.


1986 Chicago Cubs 1986 Chicago Cubs
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Rick Sutcliffe  $1,530,000 
2 Ron Cey  $1,400,000 
3 Dick Ruthven  $1,050,000 
4 Leon Durham  $983,333 
5 Steve Trout  $890,000 
6 Gary Matthews  $850,000 
7 Jerry Mumphrey  $850,000 
8 Jody Davis  $833,333 
9 Scott Sanderson  $800,000 
10 Dennis Eckersley  $783,333 
11 Keith Moreland  $760,000 
12 Lee Smith  $720,000 
13 Ryne Sandberg  $665,000 
14 George Frazier  $633,333 
15 Warren Brusstar  $575,000 
16 Bob Dernier  $558,333 
17 Manny Trillo  $550,000 
18 Davey Lopes  $490,000 
19 Thad Bosley  $327,500 
20 Gary Woods  $325,000 
21 Luis Salazar  $325,000 
22 Chris Speier  $275,000 
23 Terry Francona  $250,000 
24 Ray Fontenot  $240,000 
25 Matt Keough  $100,000 
26 Richie Hebner  $100,000 
27 Shawon Dunston  $100,000 
28 Dave Gumpert  $64,000 
29 Jamie Moyer  $60,000 
30 Mike Martin  $60,000 
31 Steve Lake  $60,000 
Chicago Cubs 1986 payroll based on this was $17,208,165.


1986 Chicago White Sox 1986 Chicago White Sox
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Tom Seaver  $1,132,652 
2 Richard Dotson  $975,000 
3 Floyd Bannister  $930,000 
4 Neil Allen  $900,000 
5 Carlton Fisk  $875,000 
6 Harold Baines  $775,000 
7 Julio Cruz  $600,000 
8 Bob James  $555,000 
9 Dave Schmidt  $465,000 
10 Greg Walker  $400,000 
11 Ron Kittle  $400,000 
12 Joe Cowley  $295,000 
13 Gene Nelson  $240,000 
14 Marc Hill  $200,000 
15 Mike Squires  $200,000 
16 Tim Hulett  $195,000 
17 Jerry Hairston  $156,667 
18 Jack Perconte  $150,000 
19 Ozzie Guillen  $150,000 
20 Bobby Bonilla  $115,000 
21 Brian Giles  $80,000 
22 Joel Skinner  $75,000 
23 Daryl Boston  $68,000 
24 Scott Bradley  $66,500 
25 Bobby Thigpen  $60,000 
26 George Foster  $60,000 
27 Joel McKeon  $60,000 
28 John Cangelosi  $60,000 
29 Ron Karkovice  $60,000 
30 Russ Morman  $60,000 
31 Steve Carlton  $60,000 
Chicago White Sox 1986 payroll based on this was $10,418,819.


1986 Cincinnati Reds 1986 Cincinnati Reds
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Mario Soto  $1,150,000 
2 Dave Parker  $1,100,000 
3 John Denny  $1,083,333 
4 Pete Rose  $1,000,000 
5 Dave Concepcion  $920,000 
6 Buddy Bell  $870,000 
7 Bo Diaz  $775,000 
8 Ron Oester  $650,000 
9 Bill Gullickson  $545,555 
10 Ted Power  $500,000 
11 Joe Price  $430,000 
12 Frank Pastore  $405,000 
13 Eddie Milner  $350,000 
14 Tony Perez  $275,000 
15 Nick Esasky  $272,500 
16 Max Venable  $225,000 
17 Tom Browning  $215,000 
18 John Franco  $195,000 
19 Dave Van Gorder  $150,000 
20 Sal Butera  $102,500 
21 Ron Robinson  $92,500 
22 Eric Davis  $90,000 
23 Chris Welsh  $80,000 
24 Carl Willis  $70,000 
25 Barry Larkin  $60,000 
26 Bill Landrum  $60,000 
27 Kal Daniels  $60,000 
28 Kurt Stillwell  $60,000 
29 Rob Murphy  $60,000 
30 Tracy Jones  $60,000 
Cincinnati Reds 1986 payroll based on this was $11,906,388.


1986 Cleveland Indians 1986 Cleveland Indians
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Andre Thornton  $1,100,000 
2 Brett Butler  $850,000 
3 Tony Bernazard  $580,000 
4 Julio Franco  $575,000 
5 Brook Jacoby  $437,500 
6 Pat Tabler  $395,000 
7 Jamie Easterly  $350,000 
8 Mel Hall  $350,000 
9 Neal Heaton  $310,000 
10 Phil Niekro  $300,000 
11 Ken Schrom  $275,000 
12 Tom Waddell  $270,000 
13 Chris Bando  $225,000 
14 Wayne Garland  $215,000 
15 Joe Carter  $190,000 
16 Carmen Castillo  $177,500 
17 Ernie Camacho  $145,000 
18 Dickie Noles  $110,000 
19 Don Schulze  $110,000 
20 Otis Nixon  $97,500 
21 Frank Wills  $92,000 
22 Jim Kern  $90,000 
23 Tom Candiotti  $80,000 
24 Bryan Oelkers  $65,000 
25 Andy Allanson  $60,000 
26 Cory Snyder  $60,000 
27 Fran Mullins  $60,000 
28 Greg Swindell  $60,000 
29 Jose Roman  $60,000 
30 Rich Yett  $60,000 
31 Scott Bailes  $60,000 
Cleveland Indians 1986 payroll based on this was $7,809,500.


1986 Detroit Tigers 1986 Detroit Tigers
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Kirk Gibson  $1,200,000 
2 Willie Hernandez  $960,000 
3 Dan Petry  $875,000 
4 Jack Morris  $875,000 
5 Lance Parrish  $850,000 
6 Darrell Evans  $793,333 
7 Dave Collins  $700,000 
8 Chet Lemon  $698,571 
9 Larry Herndon  $687,500 
10 Lou Whitaker  $670,000 
11 Frank Tanana  $662,500 
12 Alan Trammell  $567,143 
13 Dave LaPoint  $550,000 
14 Tom Brookens  $325,000 
15 Dave Bergman  $316,667 
16 Wayne Tolleson  $275,000 
17 Walt Terrell  $260,000 
18 Johnny Grubb  $250,000 
19 Bill Campbell  $200,000 
20 Pat Sheridan  $150,000 
21 Randy O'Neal  $80,000 
22 Darnell Coles  $75,000 
23 Mike Laga  $72,500 
24 Dwight Lowry  $62,500 
25 Eric King  $60,000 
26 Harry Spilman  $60,000 
27 Jim Slaton  $60,000 
Detroit Tigers 1986 payroll based on this was $12,335,714.


1986 Houston Astros 1986 Houston Astros
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Nolan Ryan  $1,125,000 
2 Bob Knepper  $1,000,000 
3 Terry Puhl  $850,000 
4 Jose Cruz  $755,000 
5 Mike Scott  $666,667 
6 Dave Smith  $650,000 
7 Dickie Thon  $600,000 
8 Phil Garner  $600,000 
9 Bill Doran  $550,000 
10 Alan Ashby  $525,000 
11 Craig Reynolds  $416,667 
12 Denny Walling  $366,667 
13 Bill Dawley  $325,000 
14 Kevin Bass  $310,000 
15 Frank DiPino  $280,000 
16 Aurelio Lopez  $223,275 
17 Glenn Davis  $120,000 
18 Jeff Calhoun  $95,000 
19 Jim Pankovits  $85,000 
20 Billy Hatcher  $80,000 
21 Charlie Kerfeld  $65,000 
22 Jim Deshaies  $65,000 
23 John Mizerock  $60,000 
24 Larry Andersen  $60,000 
Houston Astros 1986 payroll based on this was $9,873,276.


1986 Kansas City Royals 1986 Kansas City Royals
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 George Brett  $1,471,429 
2 Willie Wilson  $1,175,000 
3 Lonnie Smith  $1,000,000 
4 Bret Saberhagen  $925,000 
5 Dan Quisenberry  $925,000 
6 Dennis Leonard  $883,333 
7 Charlie Leibrandt  $770,000 
8 Jim Sundberg  $653,128 
9 Hal McRae  $650,000 
10 Bud Black  $645,000 
11 Steve Balboni  $525,000 
12 Frank White  $485,000 
13 Jorge Orta  $450,000 
14 John Wathan  $400,000 
15 Rudy Law  $360,000 
16 Greg Pryor  $293,808 
17 Mark Gubicza  $250,000 
18 Lynn Jones  $185,000 
19 Danny Jackson  $175,000 
20 Buddy Biancalana  $165,000 
21 Jamie Quirk  $150,000 
22 Mark Huismann  $100,000 
23 Steve Farr  $85,000 
24 Angel Salazar  $75,000 
25 Alan Hargesheimer  $67,000 
26 David Cone  $60,000 
27 Mike Kingery  $60,000 
28 Scott Bankhead  $60,000 
Kansas City Royals 1986 payroll based on this was $13,043,698.


1986 Los Angeles Dodgers 1986 Los Angeles Dodgers
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Fernando Valenzuela  $1,600,000 
2 Pedro Guerrero  $1,370,000 
3 Jerry Reuss  $1,000,000 
4 Orel Hershiser  $1,000,000 
5 Bill Madlock  $841,667 
6 Mike Scioscia  $800,000 
7 Rick Honeycutt  $755,000 
8 Bob Welch  $743,750 
9 Mike Marshall  $650,000 
10 Ken Landreaux  $637,500 
11 Steve Sax  $584,624 
12 Tom Niedenfuer  $531,250 
13 Ed Vande Berg  $455,000 
14 Bill Russell  $450,000 
15 Enos Cabell  $450,000 
16 Alex Trevino  $409,485 
17 Bob Bailor  $375,000 
18 Alejandro Pena  $350,000 
19 Greg Brock  $325,000 
20 Len Matuszek  $220,000 
21 Cesar Cedeno  $200,000 
22 Dave Anderson  $200,000 
23 Joe Beckwith  $200,000 
24 Ken Howell  $175,000 
25 Mariano Duncan  $150,000 
26 Dave Von Ohlen  $68,500 
27 Franklin Stubbs  $65,000 
28 Jose Gonzalez  $65,000 
29 Dennis Powell  $62,000 
30 Brian Holton  $60,000 
31 Jeff Hamilton  $60,000 
32 Reggie Williams  $60,000 
Los Angeles Dodgers 1986 payroll based on this was $14,913,776.


1986 Milwaukee Brewers 1986 Milwaukee Brewers
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Paul Molitor  $1,160,000 
2 Robin Yount  $950,000 
3 Jim Gantner  $887,500 
4 Moose Haas  $779,167 
5 Ben Oglivie  $766,593 
6 Rick Cerone  $675,000 
7 Mark Clear  $671,560 
8 Danny Darwin  $610,000 
9 Cecil Cooper  $607,322 
10 Rick Manning  $495,000 
11 Bob McClure  $487,500 
12 Charlie Moore  $402,500 
13 Teddy Higuera  $195,000 
14 Ernest Riles  $175,000 
15 Bill Schroeder  $155,000 
16 Ray Searage  $121,500 
17 Rob Deer  $95,000 
18 Tim Leary  $90,000 
19 Bill Wegman  $70,000 
20 Juan Nieves  $70,000 
21 Bryan Clutterbuck  $60,000 
22 Chris Bosio  $60,000 
23 Dale Sveum  $60,000 
24 Dan Plesac  $60,000 
25 Glenn Braggs  $60,000 
26 Gorman Thomas  $60,000 
27 John Henry Johnson  $60,000 
28 Mike Birkbeck  $60,000 
Milwaukee Brewers 1986 payroll based on this was $9,943,642.


1986 Minnesota Twins 1986 Minnesota Twins
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Bert Blyleven  $1,450,000 
2 Kent Hrbek  $1,060,000 
3 Roy Smalley  $740,000 
4 Tom Brunansky  $740,000 
5 Ron Davis  $725,000 
6 Frank Viola  $674,000 
7 Mickey Hatcher  $666,667 
8 Gary Gaetti  $515,000 
9 Mike Smithson  $450,000 
10 John Butcher  $385,000 
11 Kirby Puckett  $255,000 
12 Randy Bush  $220,000 
13 Tim Laudner  $155,000 
14 Mark Salas  $115,000 
15 Roy Lee Jackson  $115,000 
16 Greg Gagne  $100,000 
17 Steve Lombardozzi  $75,000 
18 Billy Beane  $65,000 
19 Mark Portugal  $62,500 
20 Alvaro Espinoza  $60,000 
21 Frank Pastore  $60,000 
22 Jeff Reed  $60,000 
Minnesota Twins 1986 payroll based on this was $8,748,167.


1986 Montreal Expos 1986 Montreal Expos
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Tim Raines  $1,515,000 
2 Andre Dawson  $1,047,000 
3 Jason Thompson  $1,000,000 
4 Charlie Lea  $850,000 
5 Jeff Reardon  $850,000 
6 Bryn Smith  $700,000 
7 Hubie Brooks  $650,000 
8 Tim Wallach  $650,000 
9 Vance Law  $450,000 
10 Dan Schatzeder  $415,000 
11 Jim Wohlford  $350,000 
12 Doug Flynn  $325,000 
13 Wayne Krenchicki  $320,000 
14 Andy McGaffigan  $180,000 
15 Joe Hesketh  $170,000 
16 Scot Thompson  $170,000 
17 Tim Burke  $160,000 
18 Mike Fitzgerald  $147,000 
19 Bert Roberge  $138,100 
20 Jay Tibbs  $127,500 
21 Mitch Webster  $120,000 
22 Tom Nieto  $90,000 
23 Herm Winningham  $87,500 
24 Dann Bilardello  $80,000 
25 Floyd Youmans  $70,000 
26 Andres Galarraga  $67,500 
27 Randy Hunt  $65,000 
28 Wallace Johnson  $65,000 
29 Al Newman  $62,500 
30 Bob Sebra  $61,500 
31 Dave Tomlin  $60,000 
32 Luis Rivera  $60,000 
Montreal Expos 1986 payroll based on this was $11,103,600.


1986 New York Mets 1986 New York Mets
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 George Foster  $2,800,000 
2 Gary Carter  $2,160,714 
3 Keith Hernandez  $1,650,000 
4 Dwight Gooden  $1,320,000 
5 Darryl Strawberry  $945,000 
6 Jesse Orosco  $825,000 
7 Mookie Wilson  $700,000 
8 Ray Knight  $645,000 
9 Bob Ojeda  $550,000 
10 Ed Lynch  $530,000 
11 Ron Darling  $440,000 
12 Danny Heep  $350,000 
13 Wally Backman  $325,000 
14 Doug Sisk  $275,000 
15 Rafael Santana  $235,000 
16 Howard Johnson  $227,500 
17 Tim Corcoran  $220,000 
18 Sid Fernandez  $200,000 
19 Tim Teufel  $200,000 
20 Roger McDowell  $185,000 
21 Rick Aguilera  $130,000 
22 Lenny Dykstra  $92,500 
23 Randy Niemann  $83,000 
24 John Gibbons  $65,000 
25 Ed Hearn  $60,000 
26 Kevin Elster  $60,000 
27 Kevin Mitchell  $60,000 
28 Lee Mazzilli  $60,000 
New York Mets 1986 payroll based on this was $15,393,714.


1986 New York Yankees 1986 New York Yankees
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Dave Winfield  $1,886,714 
2 Rickey Henderson  $1,570,000 
3 Don Mattingly  $1,375,000 
4 Steve Kemp  $1,220,000 
5 Willie Randolph  $1,060,000 
6 Ken Griffey  $1,050,000 
7 Ron Guidry  $975,000 
8 Dave Righetti  $837,500 
9 Ed Whitson  $800,000 
10 Bob Shirley  $750,000 
11 Britt Burns  $750,000 
12 Joe Niekro  $750,000 
13 Butch Wynegar  $733,333 
14 John Montefusco  $716,667 
15 Gary Roenicke  $658,333 
16 Mike Easler  $658,333 
17 Dale Berra  $557,500 
18 Omar Moreno  $500,000 
19 Rod Scurry  $450,000 
20 Ron Hassey  $400,873 
21 Mike Fischlin  $200,000 
22 Brian Fisher  $120,000 
23 Mike Pagliarulo  $120,000 
24 Dennis Rasmussen  $100,000 
25 Dan Pasqua  $70,000 
26 Juan Espino  $65,000 
27 Doug Drabek  $60,000 
28 Tommy John  $60,000 
New York Yankees 1986 payroll based on this was $18,494,253.


1986 Oakland Athletics 1986 Oakland Athletics
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Joaquin Andujar  $1,233,333 
2 Carney Lansford  $1,200,000 
3 Dwayne Murphy  $900,149 
4 Dave Kingman  $730,000 
5 Mike Davis  $600,000 
6 Alfredo Griffin  $577,589 
7 Bruce Bochte  $572,500 
8 Jay Howell  $530,000 
9 Rick Langford  $500,000 
10 Dusty Baker  $475,000 
11 Tony Phillips  $300,950 
12 Chris Codiroli  $270,000 
13 Donnie Hill  $218,200 
14 Steve Henderson  $200,000 
15 Bill Krueger  $195,000 
16 Keith Atherton  $183,700 
17 Doug Bair  $96,000 
18 Mickey Tettleton  $95,000 
19 Steve Ontiveros  $88,000 
20 Jose Rijo  $85,000 
21 Jerry Willard  $80,000 
22 Curt Young  $79,000 
23 Jose Canseco  $75,000 
24 Lenn Sakata  $75,000 
25 Bill Mooneyham  $60,000 
26 Dave Leiper  $60,000 
27 Dave Stewart  $60,000 
28 Eric Plunk  $60,000 
29 Mark McGwire  $60,000 
30 Rusty Tillman  $60,000 
31 Wayne Gross  $60,000 
Oakland Athletics 1986 payroll based on this was $9,779,421.


1986 Philadelphia Phillies 1986 Philadelphia Phillies
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Mike Schmidt  $2,136,666 
2 Steve Carlton  $1,000,000 
3 Kent Tekulve  $890,000 
4 Shane Rawley  $800,000 
5 Tom Hume  $800,000 
6 Steve Bedrosian  $650,000 
7 Von Hayes  $650,000 
8 Juan Samuel  $512,500 
9 Glenn Wilson  $487,500 
10 John Stefero  $400,000 
11 Greg Gross  $375,000 
12 Kevin Gross  $355,000 
13 Gary Redus  $350,000 
14 Charles Hudson  $277,500 
15 Luis Aguayo  $275,000 
16 Larry Andersen  $240,000 
17 Tom Foley  $210,000 
18 Don Carman  $165,000 
19 Jeff Stone  $100,000 
20 John Russell  $100,000 
21 Rick Schu  $100,000 
22 Milt Thompson  $95,000 
23 Ron Roenicke  $85,000 
24 Alan Knicely  $80,000 
25 Darren Daulton  $80,000 
26 Steve Jeltz  $70,000 
27 Ronn Reynolds  $66,000 
28 Bruce Ruffin  $60,000 
29 Freddie Toliver  $60,000 
30 Mike Jackson  $60,000 
31 Mike Maddux  $60,000 
Philadelphia Phillies 1986 payroll based on this was $11,590,166.


1986 Pittsburgh Pirates 1986 Pittsburgh Pirates
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Jose DeLeon  $1,825,000 
2 Tony Pena  $1,225,000 
3 Larry McWilliams  $1,080,000 
4 Johnny Ray  $757,000 
5 Rick Reuschel  $700,000 
6 Don Robinson  $670,000 
7 Rick Rhoden  $620,000 
8 Lee Mazzilli  $600,000 
9 Sixto Lezcano  $500,000 
10 Johnnie LeMaster  $400,000 
11 Jim Morrison  $317,500 
12 Cecilio Guante  $307,500 
13 Bill Almon  $260,000 
14 U L Washington  $180,000 
15 Bob Walk  $175,000 
16 Joe Orsulak  $135,000 
17 R.J. Reynolds  $130,000 
18 Mike Bielecki  $110,500 
19 Jim Winn  $110,000 
20 Pat Clements  $102,500 
21 Junior Ortiz  $97,000 
22 Sid Bream  $92,000 
23 Ray Krawczyk  $67,000 
24 Mike Diaz  $66,500 
25 Benny Distefano  $66,000 
26 Bob Kipper  $65,000 
27 Rafael Belliard  $65,000 
28 Barry Bonds  $60,000 
29 Barry Jones  $60,000 
Pittsburgh Pirates 1986 payroll based on this was $10,843,500.


1986 San Diego Padres 1986 San Diego Padres
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Steve Garvey  $1,250,000 
2 Garry Templeton  $1,103,018 
3 Rich Gossage  $1,046,761 
4 La Marr Hoyt  $1,000,000 
5 Terry Kennedy  $920,000 
6 Graig Nettles  $912,247 
7 Eric Show  $687,500 
8 Tim Stoddard  $675,000 
9 Tony Gwynn  $540,000 
10 Craig Lefferts  $390,000 
11 Jerry Royster  $362,500 
12 Dave Dravecky  $350,000 
13 Andy Hawkins  $300,000 
14 Kevin McReynolds  $275,000 
15 Mark Thurmond  $270,000 
16 Carmelo Martinez  $240,000 
17 Dane Iorg  $210,000 
18 Marvell Wynne  $205,000 
19 Tim Flannery  $191,667 
20 Bruce Bochy  $125,000 
21 Lance McCullers  $72,000 
22 Gene Walter  $70,000 
23 Ed Wojna  $65,000 
24 Bip Roberts  $60,000 
25 John Kruk  $60,000 
San Diego Padres 1986 payroll based on this was $11,380,693.


1986 San Francisco Giants 1986 San Francisco Giants
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Jeffrey Leonard  $900,000 
2 Greg Minton  $765,000 
3 Mike Krukow  $745,000 
4 Dan Driessen  $700,000 
5 Chili Davis  $690,000 
6 Atlee Hammaker  $460,000 
7 Bob Brenly  $460,000 
8 Candy Maldonado  $450,000 
9 Joel Youngblood  $450,000 
10 Vida Blue  $450,000 
11 Jim Gott  $375,000 
12 Mark Davis  $350,000 
13 Juan Berenguer  $345,000 
14 Frank Williams  $275,000 
15 Mike LaCoss  $225,000 
16 Scott Garrelts  $205,000 
17 Dan Gladden  $175,000 
18 Chris Brown  $155,000 
19 Jose Uribe  $133,000 
20 Jeff Robinson  $127,500 
21 Bob Melvin  $75,000 
22 Roger Mason  $71,500 
23 Luis Quinones  $65,000 
24 Kelly Downs  $60,000 
25 Mike Aldrete  $60,000 
26 Randy Kutcher  $60,000 
27 Robby Thompson  $60,000 
28 Will Clark  $60,000 
San Francisco Giants 1986 payroll based on this was $8,947,000.


1986 Seattle Mariners 1986 Seattle Mariners
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Gorman Thomas  $600,000 
2 Jim Beattie  $575,000 
3 Phil Bradley  $475,000 
4 Steve Yeager  $412,809 
5 Alvin Davis  $400,000 
6 Mike Moore  $400,000 
7 Al Cowens  $360,000 
8 Bob Kearney  $300,000 
9 Richie Zisk  $272,500 
10 Mark Langston  $242,500 
11 Ken Phelps  $235,000 
12 Matt Young  $205,000 
13 Jim Presley  $192,500 
14 Roy Thomas  $165,000 
15 Pete Ladd  $160,000 
16 Milt Wilcox  $150,000 
17 Mike Morgan  $125,000 
18 Danny Tartabull  $85,000 
19 Domingo Ramos  $85,000 
20 Harold Reynolds  $85,000 
21 John Moses  $82,500 
22 Jerry Reed  $81,500 
23 Bill Swift  $75,000 
24 Karl Best  $70,000 
25 Steve Fireovid  $64,000 
26 Mickey Brantley  $60,000 
Seattle Mariners 1986 payroll based on this was $5,958,309.


1986 St. Louis Cardinals 1986 St. Louis Cardinals
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Ozzie Smith  $1,940,000 
2 Jack Clark  $1,300,000 
3 John Tudor  $1,000,000 
4 Tom Herr  $750,000 
5 Mike Heath  $533,333 
6 Bob Forsch  $527,235 
7 Willie McGee  $500,000 
8 Jeff Lahti  $450,000 
9 Danny Cox  $400,000 
10 Andy Van Slyke  $335,000 
11 Ken Dayley  $300,000 
12 Ricky Horton  $275,000 
13 Tito Landrum  $236,667 
14 Terry Pendleton  $190,000 
15 Vince Coleman  $150,000 
16 Clint Hurdle  $120,000 
17 Tim Conroy  $113,775 
18 Jerry White  $100,000 
19 Todd Worrell  $100,000 
20 Tom Lawless  $100,000 
21 Jose Oquendo  $79,000 
22 Mike LaValliere  $70,000 
23 Pat Perry  $65,000 
24 Curt Ford  $60,000 
25 Greg Mathews  $60,000 
26 John Morris  $60,000 
27 Ray Soff  $60,000 
St. Louis Cardinals 1986 payroll based on this was $9,875,010.


1986 Texas Rangers 1986 Texas Rangers
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Gary Ward  $865,000 
2 Toby Harrah  $700,000 
3 Burt Hooton  $690,000 
4 Charlie Hough  $690,000 
5 Larry Parrish  $560,619 
6 Dave Rozema  $350,000 
7 Pete O'Brien  $337,500 
8 Don Slaught  $331,500 
9 Greg Harris  $310,000 
10 Scott Fletcher  $282,500 
11 Pete Incaviglia  $210,000 
12 Tom Paciorek  $201,500 
13 Curtis Wilkerson  $165,000 
14 Darrell Porter  $162,500 
15 Oddibe McDowell  $135,000 
16 Steve Buechele  $85,000 
17 Jeff Russell  $80,000 
18 Geno Petralli  $79,500 
19 Jose Guzman  $75,000 
20 Ricky Wright  $70,000 
21 Ed Correa  $62,500 
22 Bobby Witt  $60,000 
23 Dale Mohorcic  $60,000 
24 Mike Loynd  $60,000 
25 Mitch Williams  $60,000 
26 Ruben Sierra  $60,000 
Texas Rangers 1986 payroll based on this was $6,743,119.


1986 Toronto Blue Jays 1986 Toronto Blue Jays
 RANK   NAME   SALARY 
1 Bill Caudill  $1,533,333 
2 Dave Stieb  $1,033,333 
3 Willie Upshaw  $940,000 
4 Damaso Garcia  $790,000 
5 Lloyd Moseby  $732,500 
6 Cliff Johnson  $725,000 
7 George Bell  $725,000 
8 Jesse Barfield  $725,000 
9 Doyle Alexander  $700,000 
10 Jim Clancy  $680,000 
11 Dennis Lamp  $566,667 
12 Jimmy Key  $552,500 
13 Gary Lavelle  $533,333 
14 Buck Martinez  $347,096 
15 Ernie Whitt  $325,000 
16 Garth Iorg  $306,667 
17 Tony Fernandez  $275,000 
18 Rance Mulliniks  $255,951 
19 Tom Henke  $191,000 
20 Rick Leach  $162,500 
21 John Cerutti  $90,000 
22 Ron Shepherd  $90,000 
23 Kelly Gruber  $88,000 
24 Tom Filer  $82,500 
25 Mark Eichhorn  $74,000 
26 Jeff Musselman  $60,000 
27 Manuel Lee  $60,000 
Toronto Blue Jays 1986 payroll based on this was $12,644,380.


Sources: Baseball Databank/Doug Pappas (see credits).


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