[5/1/2016] JPBPA: average NPB salaries

The Japan Professional Baseball Players Association published their yearly report on team salaries (for players on the seventy-man roster, not including foreigners) on April 25. The chart below shows the number of 100 million yen contracts, the average salaries for each team from 2016 and 2015, and the percent change of the average salaries.

Team 100M 2016 2015 chng
Softbank 13 69.60M 57.98M +20.0%
Yomiuri 10 57.87M 68.93M -16.0%
Hanshin 7 39.49M 35.58M +10.9%
Orix 4 37.52M 44.64M -15.9%
Yakult 6 34.95M 29.26M +19.4%
Nippon Ham 6 32.78M 32.59M +0.6%
Seibu 4 32.28M 33.14M -2.6%
Lotte 2 31.97M 32.69M -2.2%
Hiroshima 2 31.11M 33.67M -7.6%
Rakuten 5 28.20M 29.56M -4.6%
Chunichi 3 26.92M 34.35M -21.6%
Yokohama 2 24.40M 25.03M -2.5%
Pacific League 34 38.62M 38.34M +0.7%
Central League 30 35.60M 37.88M -6.0%
NPB 64 37.12M 38.11M -2.6%

Source: JPBPA report

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