Top women’s basketball players looking forward to join the Women’s National Basketball Association, league after new contracts offered to players worth of $300k a year. Jackie Young, Arike Ogunbowale, Sandrine Gruda are among highest paid women basketball players in the world these girls earn more than $250k per year from the salaries and further their earnings hike to $1m including sponsorship deals.
Jackie Young: Las Vegas Aces: Base Salary $252k
The American professional basketball player Jackie Young is currently the world’s highest-paid women’s basketball player. Young plays for the Las Vegas Aces in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and has represented the United States in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Jackie Young earns a salary of $252k annually. She has signed multiple endorsement deals with brands like Puma and earns around $1 Million through endorsements and advertisements.
Sandrine Gruda : PF Schio : Base Salary $247k
The French professional Basketball player Sandrine Gruda is next on the list. She has also played in the WNBA and currently plays for the PF Schio. Gruda was named the FIBA Europe Women’s Player of the Year in 2009 and earns an annual income of $247k. She signed multiple endorsements in her long career and earns up to $700k from them.
Arike Ogunbowale: Dallas Wings: Base Salary $242k
The young point guard of the Dallas Wings of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) makes it to the list as the professional American basketball player Arike Ogunbowale is getting paid a whopping amount of $242k in 2023. She was named the ACC Athlete of the Year and earns up to $500k through endorsements annually.
Diana Taurasi: Phoenix Mercury: Base Salary $237k
Diana Taurasi is an American professional basketball player and is considered one of the greatest players in Women’s basketball history. She has represented the United States in 5 Olympic games and 4 World Championships. She plays for the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA and is paid an annual salary of 237k dollars. Taurasi is said to earn a sum of $1.3 million through endorsements of brands like BodyArmor and a sports drink.
Jewell Loyd: Seattle Storms: Base Salary $230k
The 2 times WNBA champion Jewell Loyd also makes the list. The American professional basketball player plays point guard for the Seattle Storms of the Women’s National Basketball Association. Loyd has also represented the United States on multiple occasions and is paid an annual salary of $231k. She also earns around $300k annually through endorsements and advertisements.
DeWanna Bonner: Connecticut Sun: Base Salary $225k
The American professional player DeWanna Bonner is one of the highest-paid basketball players currently. The five times WNBA All-Star has represented the United States in many international events and plays as a pointing guard for the Connecticut Sun of the Women’s National Basketball Association. Bonner earns around $225k annually and also earns up to $400k through endorsements.
Elena Delle Donne: Washington Mystics: Base Salary $225k
The 6 ft 5 giant American professional basketball player who plays as a small forward for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA is one of the most experienced basketball players and earns up to $224k annually. Donne has signed multiple endorsement deals with brands such as NIKE and DuPoint worth $300k annually.
Skylar Diggins-Smith: Phoenix Mercury: Base Salary $224k
The 6 times WNBA All-Star American professional basketball player Skylar Diggins-Smith has represented the United States in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She plays for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women’s National Basketball Association and is paid a whopping sum of $224k annually. Smith has signed endorsement deals with brands like Roc Nation Sports and earns up to $200k through endorsements.
Natasha Howard: Dallas Wings: Base Salary $224k
The 2019 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, Natasha Howard, is also on the list as one of the highest-paid women’s basketball players currently. She plays as a power forward for the Dallas Wings of the Women’s National Basketball Association and earns an annual salary of $224k Howard also earns up to $200k through endorsements deals.
Olivia Époupa : Sopron Basket : Base Salary $210k
Another French basketball player joins the list as Olivia Époupa a French National basketball player who plays for the Sopron Basket of the EuroLeague Women, earns an annual salary of $210k. She is among the most popular French players and earns through multiple endorsements worth $100k annually.
Once the new season of the Basketball competition takes place, more details regarding highest-paid women basketball players updated with new contract deals.