How Much Do AAA Baseball Players Make?
AAA minor league baseball salary is $35800 for the 2023 season. They made $17500 in the previous season.
It was increased when MLB and MLBPA signed a deal for a pay bump for Triple-A baseball players in March 2023. With the minimum salary aside, they will get additional money in various ways.
When they are added to the 40-man roster in AAA, their pay will automatically increase to $46000 a year. In the second year of their contract, they will get a bump up to $93000 annually for being in the 40-man roster in triple-A of minor league baseball.
Except for the salary, the Triple-A members also receive health care, tuition assistance, meals, and housing facilities during their playing season. The top triple-A members will also receive the signing bonuses as being signed into teams of MiLB.
The contracts are also negotiable once a player has enough experience with a particular team and will give their player a fixed monthly wage even if they are not on the 40-man roster. The organization does so to make their stay in the team for a long time and progress within.
The pay varies from team to team after the minimum levels of the minor league, as they don't disclose their payscale to the public. The minimum wage for AAA baseball teams is $700 per week.
Class AAA is the highest level of play in MiLB since 1946 and is currently two leagues operated at this level, the International League and the Pacific Coast League. There are 30 teams, one per team of the MLB franchise, with 20 teams in the IL and 10 in the PCL.
The main reason for the establishment was to prepare them for the major leagues. Those who have succeeded when playing for Triple-A teams but have not been successful in getting into the Major League level are informally considered Four-A or AAAA players.