Chart: Average Career Earnings for Pro Athletes in Each League

Thursday October 10th, 2013

Business Insider's Chart of the Day shows each leagues average career earnings. Business Insider's Chart of the Day shows each leagues average career earnings.

Despite the increasing evidence about the negative long-term effects of playing pro football, NFL players make considerably less money over the course of their careers than their counterparts in other leagues.

Business Insider put together the above chart that shows, despite the NFL dominance in the ratings, its players will make a quarter as much as NBA players, and half as much as NHL players over the course of their careers.

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