Football Player Salaries

Carson Palmer | Arizona Cardinals / Oakland Raiders

Key Stats

2012 Cost Per
Touchdowns 71 $126,760
Pass attempts 1134 $7,936
Pass completions 704 $12,784
Passing yards 8,261 $1,089
Carries 45 $200,000
Rushing yards 39 $230,769

Yearly Salary

Season Salary
2011 $11,500,000
2012 $9,000,000

Compared to Others

Rank Player Similar Rank in Baseball Similar Salary in Baseball
31st James Harrison
$9,030,000
31st Jered Weaver
$16,000,000
123rd Bartolo Colon
$9,000,000
32nd Carson Palmer
$9,000,000
31st C.J. Wilson
$16,000,000
123rd Scott Kazmir
$9,000,000
33rd Russell Okung
$8,760,000
31st Hunter Pence
$16,000,000
123rd Heath Bell
$9,000,000

Federal Income Taxes (in current dollars using that years rates)

Under Administration Taxes
President Obama (D), 2012 $3,261,549
President Clinton (D), 1999 $3,674,282
President Reagan (R), 1981 $6,279,552
President Johnson (D), 1965 $6,288,144
President Eisenhower (R), 1956 $8,254,448

Unemployment

How long it will take the average person on unemployment to make Carson Palmer's 2014 salary
30,716 weeks (590 years)

In Time...

In Carson Palmer Will Make
one month $750,000
one week $173,076
one day $24,657
one hour $1,027
one minute $17.12
one second $0.29
since you loaded this page $0.29

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Inflation

Year Inflation Adjusted Value Actual Average NFL Salary Actual Average Household Income Median Home Price
2012 $9,000,000 $1,900,000 $49,777 $213,000
2000 $6,711,953 $1,116,100 $47,053 $174,700
1990 $5,028,980 $356,382 $28,040 $118,900
1980 $3,058,864 $78,657 $16,305 $66,700

Other Jobs

Carson Palmer will make the average yearly salary of In Hours In Days
A High School Teacher 42 hours 1.76 days
A Police Officer 46 hours 1.93 days
A Doctor, Family Physician 136 hours 5.68 days
A U.S. Congressman 169 hours 7.06 days
President Obama 389 hours 16.22 days
A Citigroup CEO (Vikram Pandit, 2008) 37,232 hours 1,550 days
Bill Gates (Net Worth) 59,396,299 hours 2,473,942 days