GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Gary Ablett of the Suns runs the ball during the round 12 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Metricon Stadium on June 16, 2012 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The AFL has released the Total Player Payment (TPP) figures for 2015.

The average salary of players across the AFL rose to over $300,000 for the first time last season, up from $283,029 in 2014.

Four players earned over $1 million in season 2015, up from two in 2014. Two of those players earned over $1.2 million. has reported that two of the players to earn over $1 million in 2015 were Gold Coast’s Gary Ablett and West Coast’s Nick Naitanui.

However, the remaining two are uncertain, but industry sources nominated Scott Pendlebury, Jobe Watson, Marc Murphy and Dayne Beams as possible players to earn over the $1 milllion mark.

Sydney’s Lance Franklin will earn $1 million in 2016, and Bulldogs’ forward Tom Boyd will also be added to the list.

Franklin earned around $700,000 in 2015 due to his heavily back-ended deal with the Swans.


  1. Yeah im a bulldog supporter myself love the doggies always have always will but tom boyd shouldnt be getting paid a million a year, you have the players like cramari daulhous and bont and even vetran murphy and morris not even getting paid half that, stringer should be the million dollar man tom boyd is over rated but hopefully this money pays off in future with the club winning a flag and hopefully a few more go doggies !!!!

  2. Matt Youd west coast totally ripped off , if Nic Nat averages (and let’s be generous) say 10 possessions a game, any there are 24 plus finals so say 28 that’s approx $3500 per touch!!!! Mmmmmm

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