LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic
is earning a Major League Soccer-record $7.2million (£5.7m) salary this season.
The 37-year-old Ibrahimovic, who earned a relatively modest $1.5m (£1.18m) last year, broke the previous mark of Toronto's Sebastian Giovinco, who had $7.1m (£5.59m) in total compensation in both 2017 and 2018.
The MLS Players Association said Wednesday the average base salary for all players this year is $376,174 (£296,00) and the average guaranteed compensation is $417,643 (£328,00), including a prorated share of guaranteed money not attributable to a specific year.
TOP 10 EARNERS
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy $7.2m)
Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto $7.1m)
Michael Bradley (Toronto $6.4m)
Jozy Altidore (Toronto $6.3m)
Carlos Vela (LAFC $6.3m)
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Chicago $5m)
Ignacio Piatti (Montreal $4.4m)
Alejandro Pozuelo (Toronto $3.8m)
Wayne Rooney (DC United $3.5m)
Josef Martinez (Atlanta $3m)
The average salary for senior roster non-designated players increased 13.3% to $345,867 and is up from $138,140 in 2014.
Striker Giovani dos Santos, released by the Galaxy in March, is second with a base salary of $4.75m and total compensation of $6.5m.
The minimum salary for each team's 18-20 senior players rose to $70,250 this season and the minimum for its maximum eight reserve players increased to $56,250.
This is the final season of a five-year labour contract.