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JPBPA Releases 2012 Player Salary Report

by on May.16, 2012 @ 1:02 am, under NPB

The Japan Professional Baseball Players Association released their 2012 player salary report on Monday.

For the first time in four years, the Giants are first in payroll, followed by Hanshin, then Chunichi; the Bay Stars have the lowest payroll.

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Breakdown by Position

  Pitchers Catchers Infielders Outfielders
Team # Avg # Avg # Avg # Avg
Softbank 29 35.43M 6 29.03M 11 61.39M 11 59.09M
Nippon Ham 28 30.74M 8 16.76M 14 48.76M 11 44.78M
Seibu 29 29.78M 6 15.58M 12 70.17M 15 29.07M
Orix 27 36.66M 7 23.73M 12 27.94M 14 29.32M
Rakuten 27 34.96M 8 16.69M 15 41.83M 10 27.54M
Lotte 33 27.77M 7 29.74M 13 45.05M 10 32.94M
Chunichi 35 50.43M 7 36.20M 13 57.83M 8 62.38M
Yakult 30 32.85M 7 26.86M 15 38.18M 10 19.86M
Yomiuri 28 53.62M 6 76.35M 14 68.19M 10 50.47M
Hanshin 30 46.40M 8 61.33M 13 76.58M 12 34.68M
Hiroshima 27 26.62M 6 26.13M 13 34.96M 13 20.88M
Yokohama 32 26.05M 6 15.70M 14 19.12M 11 28.74M
PL Teams 173 32.38M 42 21.66M 77 48.68M 71 36.53M
CL Teams 182 39.54M 40 41.03M 82 48.74M 64 34.47M
All Teams 355 36.05M 82 31.11M 159 48.71M 135 35.55M

Breakdown by Age

  23 & Under 24 to 29 30 to 35 36 & Up
Team # Avg # Avg # Avg # Avg
Softbank 17 8.62M 22 33.25M 15 72.59M 3 186.67M
Nippon Ham 15 8.16M 29 17.82M 12 93.62M 5 81.50M
Seibu 12 9.42M 31 40.10M 15 39.40M 4 72.00M
Orix 8 11.00M 28 32.76M 22 35.75M 2 55.00M
Rakuten 11 6.40M 28 31.59M 15 40.32M 6 70.08M
Lotte 12 13.82M 27 24.16M 16 21.92M 8 108.88M
Chunichi 14 7.57M 25 38.38M 13 56.65M 11 133.36M
Yakult 13 12.40M 26 16.23M 19 50.16M 4 102.13M
Yomiuri 14 8.49M 27 31.63M 13 133.00M 4 179.25M
Hanshin 12 7.55M 29 13.52M 17 121.44M 5 149.40M
Hiroshima 16 8.63M 23 21.63M 16 48.75M 4 46.50M
Yokohama 18 6.89M 26 22.18M 14 36.70M 5 59.40M
PL Teams 75 9.42M 165 29.97M 95 47.85M 28 94.89M
CL Teams 87 8.49M 156 23.73M 92 73.66M 33 115.83M
All Teams 162 8.92M 321 26.94M 187 60.55M 61 106.22M

Totals and Averages by Team

  2011 2012
Team # Avg Total # Avg Total
Softbank 60 52.78M 3.167B 57 44.34M 2.527B
Nippon Ham 63 39.81M 2.508B 61 35.58M 2.170B
Seibu 63 36.69M 2.311B 62 36.05M 2.235B
Orix 61 27.98M 1.707B 60 31.70M 1.902B
Rakuten 62 36.56M 2.267B 60 33.00M 1.980B
Lotte 65 31.29M 2.034B 63 32.38M 2.040B
Chunichi 62 48.82M 3.027B 63 51.89M 3.269B
Yakult 62 34.30M 2.127B 62 31.37M 1.945B
Yomiuri 56 47.29M 2.648B 58 58.94M 3.419B
Hanshin 63 55.46M 3.494B 63 52.29M 3.294B
Hiroshima 60 26.38M 1.583B 59 27.15M 1.602B
Yokohama 57 34.76M 1.981B 63 23.99M 1.512B
PL Teams 374 37.41M 13.993B 363 35.41M 12.854B
CL Teams 360 41.28M 14.859B 368 40.87M 15.040B
All Teams 734 39.31M 28.852B 731 38.16M 27.894B

*JPBPA note: because more players are signing contracts that include incentive/bonus clauses, actual end of the year figures may not be accurate.  These figures also do not include Ikusei or foreign players, since they are not members of the JPBPA.