is it fair for professional athletes receives such high salaries
no because athletes are doing their job and they are entertaining the fans.
Higher salaries make players work harder to get even higher salaries.
Because they risk their body for our amusement
My question is,"If you took all professional athletes in every sport and combined their salaries, not bonuses, just salaries, and averaged them out for each athlete what would it be?
There are minimum salaries that professional athletes receive when they are just starting out. The NFL is $325,000, MLB is $400,000, NBA is $457,588, NHL is $500,000, WNBA is $35,190, MLS is $40,000.
The athletes are unpaid, minus the prize money they receive for winning medals. Outside of the Olympics the various athletes' professional annual salaries sum to over $9.
Because the economy doesn't focus on mlb and how much money they make.
Athletes hire agents to help them negotiate trades and salaries. The agents also take care of promotional events and items.