NBA Salary Cap/Collective Bargaining Agreement FAQ
by Larry Coon
www.cbafaq.com

Minimum Salary Scales under the 2017 CBA

The following are the minimum salary scales for each season under the 2017 CBA. These amounts were negotiated into the agreement for the 2017-18 season. For each subsequent season the minimum salary scale amounts are determined by applying the percentage change in the salary cap to the previous minimum salary scale amounts. For example, if the salary cap increases by 4% from 2017-18 to 2018-19, then all minimum salary scale amounts also will increase by 4% from 2017-18 to 2018-19.

Minimum salaries for all seasons of a contract are based on the minimum salary scale in effect when the contract is signed. To determine the salary for each season of a multi-year, minimum salary contract, read diagonally across the chart. For example, if a five-year veteran signs a three-year contract, his first-year salary will be the Year 1 salary for a five-year veteran; his second-year salary will be the Year 2 salary for a six-year veteran; and his third-year salary will be the the Year 3 salary for a seven-year veteran.

2017-18 NBA Minimum Salary Scale

Years in NBA Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
0 $815,615
1 $1,312,611 $1,378,242
2 $1,471,382 $1,544,951 $1,618,520
3 $1,524,305 $1,600,520 $1,676,735 $1,752,950
4 $1,577,230 $1,656,092 $1,734,954 $1,813,816 $1,892,678
5 $1,709,538 $1,795,015 $1,880,492 $1,965,969 $2,051,446
6 $1,841,849 $1,933,941 $2,026,033 $2,118,125 $2,210,217
7 $1,974,159 $2,072,867 $2,171,575 $2,270,283 $2,368,991
8 $2,106,470 $2,211,794 $2,317,118 $2,422,442 $2,527,766
9 $2,116,955 $2,222,803 $2,328,651 $2,434,499 $2,540,347
10+ $2,328,652 $2,445,085 $2,561,518 $2,677,951 $2,794,384