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.
AFL.com.au 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.
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.