The WBNA continues to be riddled with questions of fairness as it relates to gender pay disparity. While the league has seen some changes with money allocation that ends up in the hands of the players, contracts are still nothing near the likes of the NBA. The league minimum salary is now $74,000. The salary cap, which is regarded as a hard cap, stands at $1,420,500; this amount of money is distributed among 11 or 12 players on each of 12 rosters.
The groundbreaking collective bargaining agreement unveiled by the WNBPA, WNBA Board of Governors, and WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert in January 2020 boosted base salaries and continues to provide for extra earning opportunities for WNBA players. Max and supermax players now receive annual 3 percent salary bumps, and by 2027, the salary cap will have grown incrementally by nearly $300,000. All this said, there is no shortage of talent in the WNBA, even these pint-sized powerhouses have made an impact in the league. For a breakdown of the every WNBA MVP, check out this article!