NBA Rookie Salary Scale – By Draft Year

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2014-2015 NBA Draft Class

Pick 1st Year Salary 2nd Year Salary 3rd Year Option Salary 4th Year Option: Percentage Increased Qualifying Offer: Percentage Increase
1 $4,592,200 $4,798,900 $5,005,500 26.1% 30.0%
2 $4,108,800 $4,293,700 $4,478,600 26.2% 30.5%
3 $3,689,700 $3,855,800 $4,021,800 26.4% 31.2%
4 $3,326,700 $3,476,400 $3,626,100 26.5% 31.9%
5 $3,012,500 $3,148,100 $3,283,600 26.7% 32.6%
6 $2,736,100 $2,859,200 $2,982,400 26.8% 33.4%
7 $2,497,800 $2,610,200 $2,722,600 27.0% 34.1%
8 $2,288,200 $2,391,200 $2,494,200 27.2% 34.8%
9 $2,103,500 $2,198,100 $2,292,800 27.4% 35.5%
10 $1,998,200 $2,088,100 $2,178,000 27.5% 36.2%
11 $1,898,300 $1,983,700 $2,069,200 32.7% 36.9%
12 $1,803,400 $1,884,600 $1,965,700 37.8% 37.6%
13 $1,713,200 $1,790,300 $1,867,400 42.9% 38.3%
14 $1,627,600 $1,700,900 $1,774,100 48.1% 39.1%
15 $1,546,100 $1,615,700 $1,685,200 53.3% 39.8%
16 $1,468,900 $1,535,000 $1,601,100 53.4% 40.5%
17 $1,395,400 $1,458,200 $1,521,000 53.6% 41.2%
18 $1,325,600 $1,385,300 $1,444,900 53.8% 41.9%
19 $1,266,000 $1,322,900 $1,379,900 54.0% 42.6%
20 $1,215,300 $1,270,000 $1,324,700 54.2% 43.3%
21 $1,166,700 $1,219,200 $1,271,700 59.3% 44.1%
22 $1,120,100 $1,170,500 $1,220,900 64.5% 44.8%
23 $1,075,300 $1,123,700 $1,172,100 69.7% 45.5%
24 $1,032,200 $1,078,700 $1,125,100 74.9% 46.2%
25 $991,000 $1,035,600 $1,080,200 80.1% 46.9%
26 $958,100 $1,001,200 $1,044,300 80.3% 47.6%
27 $930,500 $972,300 $1,014,200 80.4% 48.3%
28 $924,800 $966,400 $1,008,000 80.5% 49.0%
29 $918,000 $959,400 $1,000,700 80.5% 50.0%
30 $911,400 $952,400 $993,400 80.5% 50.0%

First round picks can sign for as much as 120% and as little as 80% of the rookie scale.


2015-2016 NBA Draft Class

Pick 1st Year Salary 2nd Year Salary 3rd Year Option Salary 4th Year Option: Percentage Increased Qualifying Offer: Percentage Increase
1 $4,753,000 $4,966,800 $5,180,700 26.1% 30.0%
2 $4,252,600 $4,444,000 $4,635,300 26.2% 30.5%
3 $3,818,900 $3,990,700 $4,162,600 26.4% 31.2%
4 $3,443,100 $3,598,100 $3,753,000 26.5% 31.9%
5 $3,117,900 $3,258,200 $3,398,600 26.7% 32.6%
6 $2,831,900 $2,959,300 $3,086,800 26.8% 33.4%
7 $2,585,200 $2,701,500 $2,817,900 27.0% 34.1%
8 $2,368,300 $2,474,900 $2,581,500 27.2% 34.8%
9 $2,177,100 $2,275,000 $2,373,000 27.4% 35.5%
10 $2,068,100 $2,161,200 $2,254,200 27.5% 36.2%
11 $1,964,800 $2,053,200 $2,141,600 32.7% 36.9%
12 $1,866,500 $1,950,500 $2,034,500 37.8% 37.6%
13 $1,773,200 $1,853,000 $1,932,800 42.9% 38.3%
14 $1,684,600 $1,760,400 $1,836,200 48.1% 39.1%
15 $1,600,200 $1,672,200 $1,744,200 53.3% 39.8%
16 $1,520,300 $1,588,700 $1,657,100 53.4% 40.5%
17 $1,444,200 $1,509,200 $1,574,200 53.6% 41.2%
18 $1,372,000 $1,433,800 $1,495,500 53.8% 41.9%
19 $1,310,300 $1,369,200 $1,428,200 54.0% 42.6%
20 $1,257,800 $1,314,400 $1,371,000 54.2% 43.3%
21 $1,207,500 $1,261,800 $1,316,200 59.3% 44.1%
22 $1,159,300 $1,211,400 $1,263,600 64.5% 44.8%
23 $1,112,900 $1,163,000 $1,213,100 69.7% 45.5%
24 $1,068,400 $1,116,400 $1,164,500 74.9% 46.2%
25 $1,025,700 $1,071,800 $1,118,000 80.1% 46.9%
26 $991,600 $1,036,300 $1,080,900 80.3% 47.6%
27 $963,000 $1,006,400 $1,049,700 80.4% 48.3%
28 $957,200 $1,000,200 $1,043,300 80.5% 49.0%
29 $950,200 $992,900 $1,035,700 80.5% 50.0%
30 $943,300 $985,700 $1,028,200 80.5% 50.0%

2016-2017 NBA Draft Class

Pick 1st Year Salary 2nd Year Salary 3rd Year Option Salary 4th Year Option: Percentage Increased Qualifying Offer: Percentage Increase
1 $4,919,300 $5,140,700 $5,362,100 26.1% 30.0%
2 $4,401,400 $4,599,500 $4,797,600 26.2% 30.5%
3 $3,952,500 $4,130,400 $4,308,300 26.4% 31.2%
4 $3,563,600 $3,724,000 $3,884,400 26.5% 31.9%
5 $3,227,100 $3,372,300 $3,517,500 26.7% 32.6%
6 $2,931,000 $3,062,900 $3,194,800 26.8% 33.4%
7 $2,675,700 $2,796,100 $2,916,500 27.0% 34.1%
8 $2,451,200 $2,561,500 $2,671,800 27.2% 34.8%
9 $2,253,300 $2,354,700 $2,456,100 27.4% 35.5%
10 $2,140,500 $2,236,800 $2,333,100 27.5% 36.2%
11 $2,033,500 $2,125,000 $2,216,500 32.7% 36.9%
12 $1,931,900 $2,018,800 $2,105,700 37.8% 37.6%
13 $1,835,200 $1,917,800 $2,000,400 42.9% 38.3%
14 $1,743,500 $1,822,000 $1,900,500 48.1% 39.1%
15 $1,656,200 $1,730,700 $1,805,300 53.3% 39.8%
16 $1,573,500 $1,644,300 $1,715,100 53.4% 40.5%
17 $1,494,800 $1,562,000 $1,629,300 53.6% 41.2%
18 $1,420,100 $1,484,000 $1,547,900 53.8% 41.9%
19 $1,356,100 $1,417,200 $1,478,200 54.0% 42.6%
20 $1,301,900 $1,360,400 $1,419,000 54.2% 43.3%
21 $1,249,800 $1,306,000 $1,362,200 59.3% 44.1%
22 $1,199,900 $1,253,800 $1,307,800 64.5% 44.8%
23 $1,151,900 $1,203,700 $1,255,600 69.7% 45.5%
24 $1,105,800 $1,155,500 $1,205,300 74.9% 46.2%
25 $1,061,600 $1,109,300 $1,157,100 80.1% 46.9%
26 $1,026,300 $1,072,500 $1,118,700 80.3% 47.6%
27 $996,700 $1,041,600 $1,086,400 80.4% 48.3%
28 $990,700 $1,035,200 $1,079,800 80.5% 49.0%
29 $983,400 $1,027,700 $1,071,900 80.5% 50.0%
30 $976,300 $1,020,200 $1,064,200 80.5% 50.0%

2017-2018 NBA Draft Class

Pick 1st Year Salary 2nd Year Salary 3rd Year Option Salary 4th Year Option: Percentage Increased Qualifying Offer: Percentage Increase
1 $5,091,500 $5,320,600 $5,549,700 26.1% 30.0%
2 $4,555,500 $4,760,500 $4,965,500 26.2% 30.5%
3 $4,090,900 $4,275,000 $4,459,000 26.4% 31.2%
4 $3,688,400 $3,854,300 $4,020,300 26.5% 31.9%
5 $3,340,000 $3,490,300 $3,640,600 26.7% 32.6%
6 $3,033,600 $3,170,100 $3,306,600 26.8% 33.4%
7 $2,769,300 $2,893,900 $3,018,600 27.0% 34.1%
8 $2,537,000 $2,651,200 $2,765,300 27.2% 34.8%
9 $2,332,100 $2,437,100 $2,542,000 27.4% 35.5%
10 $2,215,400 $2,315,100 $2,414,800 27.5% 36.2%
11 $2,104,700 $2,199,400 $2,294,100 32.7% 36.9%
12 $1,999,500 $2,089,400 $2,179,400 37.8% 37.6%
13 $1,899,500 $1,984,900 $2,070,400 42.9% 38.3%
14 $1,804,600 $1,885,800 $1,967,000 48.1% 39.1%
15 $1,714,200 $1,791,300 $1,868,500 53.3% 39.8%
16 $1,628,600 $1,701,800 $1,775,100 53.4% 40.5%
17 $1,547,100 $1,616,700 $1,686,300 53.6% 41.2%
18 $1,469,800 $1,535,900 $1,602,000 53.8% 41.9%
19 $1,403,600 $1,466,800 $1,529,900 54.0% 42.6%
20 $1,347,400 $1,408,100 $1,468,700 54.2% 43.3%
21 $1,293,500 $1,351,700 $1,409,900 59.3% 44.1%
22 $1,241,800 $1,297,700 $1,353,600 64.5% 44.8%
23 $1,192,200 $1,245,800 $1,299,500 69.7% 45.5%
24 $1,144,500 $1,196,000 $1,247,500 74.9% 46.2%
25 $1,098,700 $1,148,200 $1,197,600 80.1% 46.9%
26 $1,062,300 $1,110,100 $1,157,900 80.3% 47.6%
27 $1,031,600 $1,078,000 $1,124,500 80.4% 48.3%
28 $1,025,300 $1,071,500 $1,117,600 80.5% 49.0%
29 $1,017,800 $1,063,700 $1,109,500 80.5% 50.0%
30 $1,010,500 $1,056,000 $1,101,400 80.5% 50.0%