Major League Baseball

Salary information is unofficial & collected from various published reports.
Major League Baseball’s central office paid $85.1 million in salaries and benefits to 236 employees, according to a Sports Business Journal analysis of MLB’s fiscal year 2006 tax return, an increase from $77.3 million for 231 employees in 2005.


Allan H. (Bud) Selig Commissioner
3 years (2010-12)
2 years (2013-14)

  • 2 years (2013-14)
    • signed extension 1/13/12
  • 3 years (2010-12)
    • signed extension 1/17/08
  • 3 years (2007-09)
    • signed extension 8/04
    • 2007 compensation: $17.5M
  • 3 years (2004-06)
    • signed extension 11/01
    • 2006 compensation: $15.056M
      • $14,515,071 base salary
      • $ 400,900 in contributions to benefit plan
      • $ 140,603 in expenses, personal fees
    • 2005 compensation: $14.5M
      • $6M base salary
      • $6M bonus
      • $2.5M expenses, personal fees
  • 5 years (1999-2003)
    • unanimously elected permanent commissioner 7/10/98
      (assumed office 8/1/1998)
    • reportedly received salary of at least $3 million annually
  • 1992-1998
    • acting commissioner as executive council chairman,
      September 9, 1992 – July 31, 1998
    • 1998 compensation:$2.5 million
    • 1993 compensation: $1 million
    • replaced Fay Vincent, who had earned a salary of $650,000
  • Previous Commissioners
    • Fay Vincent 1989-1992
    • A. Bartlett Giamatti 1989
    • Peter Ueberroth 1984-1989
    • Bowie Kuhn 1969-1984
    • Gen. William Eckert 1965-1968
    • Ford Frick 1951-1965
    • A.B. “Happy” Chandler 1945-1951
    • Kenesaw Mountain Landis 1920-1944

Rob Manfred Chief Operating Officer

  • 2005 compensation: $1.92M
  • promoted from Executive VP for Economics & League Affairs 9/30/13
  • Executive VP, Labor Relations & Human Resources, 1998-2013

John McHale Jr. Executive VP, Administration & CIO

  • 2005 compensation: $1.3M
  • interim Executive VP, Baseball Operations 6/10

Jonathan Mariner Executive VP, Finance

  • 2005 compensation: $1.245M

Tim Brosnan Executive VP, Business

  • promoted February 2000

  
Frank Robinson Senior VP, Major League Operations

  • Senior VP, Major League Operations 6/10

  
Joe Torre Executive VP, Baseball Operations

  • hired by MLB 2/26/11

  

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