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How much do AFLW players get paid?

The AFLW player payments listed in the competition’s new collective bargaining agreement operates on a tiered system, which increases year on year for the duration of the three-year agreement.

The CBA’s major sticking point was the lack of a full season for each AFLW team. The now 14 team competition, up from 10 sides last season, will only stage a 10 match season per club.

The players were edging for a 13-game season in which every team faced each other once, but a new conference design – similar to the system in the NBA – reduces the amount of travel and team expenditure required by clubs in Queensland and Western Australia.

TIERED PAYMENT SYSTEM

AFLW player payments 2019-2022
Tier 2019 2020 2021 2022
1 $24,600 $29,856 $32,077 $37,155
2 $19,000 $23,059 $24,775 $28,697
3 $16,200 $19,661 $21,124 $24,468
4 $13,400 $16,263 $17,473 $20,239

Club

TPP

$474,800 $576,240 $619,109 $717,122

AFLW

TPP

$4.748m $8.121m $8.722m $10.098m

FINALS, DEVELOPMENT AND TOTAL PRIZE POOL

The $232,000 prize pool for AFLW finals this season raises to $246,500 by 2022, while players who make the Grand Final also receive an extra week’s payment.

There is also a substantial increase in funding for player development, as the AFLW seeks to cement its place as the breeding ground for top female athletes in a highly competitive market.

Over the CBA period, investment in player development will rise from $285,000 to $470,000 per year and every club will have their own AFLW player development manager.

HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO AFL?

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