U.S. Women’s Soccer Players Get Paid As Little As $6,800 A Year

July 7, 2015
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U.S. Women’s Soccer Players Get Paid As Little As $6,800 A Year

While the U.S. Women’s Soccer team is being cherished all across the country, few people are aware just how badly they’re compensated. Male professional soccer players in America get paid at least $60,000 a year, which is exponentially greater than female players, whose minimum wage stands at $6,842 a year.

In addition to that, the World Cup win resulted in a bonus for the National team of $2 million. That’s $33 million less than what the German Men’s team received for winning the 2014 World Cup.

 

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Alex Morgan, perhaps one of the world’s biggest stars in Women’s soccer, makes about $3 million a year, while Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the biggest stars in men’s soccer, brings in about $79.5 million a year.

Maybe if FIFA officials weren’t busy stealing money, some of these great players could be correctly compensated.

[Quartz]

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Jonathan Taylor

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