So we all know and understand that the CFL average salary is somewhere around $60K to 65K a year. The League minimum is about $42K a year. That's offset by some players on each team earning 6 figures with the starting QB usually taking home $250K to $450K. Also much to our dismay we know and understand that the CFL isn't the largest/richest/most popular football league in the world. So there's no use comparing it dollar for dollar with the NFL, NHL, NBA or MLB. But with that in mind where does it stack up against the next level down? Minor Baseball: http://nationalsportsandentertainment.w ... l-players/ So if a minor league baseball season runs from March to October a Triple A rookie would earn $17,200. A Double A rookie would earn $12,000. Now their teams pick up a few more expenses than a CFL team but really it isn't much. Especially considering that many Triple A rookies are in their 4th, 5th or 6th year of pro ball. Minor Hockey: From 2010 but a review of salaries shows that over half the Western Conference of the AHL was spending less than $2Million per year on their 20 man roster. (Rochester was spending $3Million on Michael Nylander alone making their total payroll over $5Million) $2Million per year averages out to $100,000 per player, but you'll notice that like the CFL most of the players are making between $60K-80K. http://www.coppernblue.com/2010/10/13/1 ... ary-charts http://www.coppernblue.com/2010/10/12/1 ... ed-payroll The CBA agreement for the AHL shows that their minimum salary this year is $40,500 for players on American teams and $42,000 for players on Canadian teams. http://www.phpa.com/en/content/home/abo ... agreement/ Minor Basketball: http://www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/a ... TLIN941954 This here is a gap much larger than the CFL to NFL gap. Pretty amazing that players line up for this league when they could make much more by heading to Europe. However by staying in the US and playing in the D-League they could get the call at any moment to move up.