WNBA's 8-year labor deal to hike average salary to $130,000 - Sentinel-Tribune: Sports

WNBA's 8-year labor deal to hike average salary to $130,000

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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:47 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labor deal Tuesday that will allow top players to earn more than $500,000 while the average annual compensation will surpass six figures for the first time.

The contract, which begins this season and runs through 2027, will pay players an average of $130,000 and guarantees full salaries while on maternity leave. The collective bargaining agreement also provides enhanced family benefits, travel standards and other health and wellness improvements.

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