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WoV BLOG: Pro volleyball players’ salaries

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Have you ever wondered how much professional volleyball players can earn in one season? We are about to give you a full list of the highest-paid volleyball stars, both male and female.



According to our sources, prices presented here are approximate and can vary +/- 20-30.000€. These are netto prices, so clubs have to pay taxes on them of around 30-40%.

As you can see, salaries for women are much higher than for men. The possible reason for this can be that female volleyball (as a female team sport No.1 in the world measured in a number of participants) has many more fans and is much more watched. In relation to this, sponsors support female clubs more than male clubs.

It’s noteworthy that in some cases the price gets established in a “balloon” process, wherein the price for some really wanted volleyball player can increase a few times in a few years. The same thing happened in the world economy in 2008. Agents of other players then start to use that value to do a comparison of their players and then… well, that’s a story for another WoV Blog.


Bruno Rezende BRA, SESI (BRA) 550.000€

Matthew Anderson USA, Zenit Kazan (RUS) 500.000€

Wilfredo Leon  POL, Zenit Kazan (RUS) 500.000€

Saeid Marouf IRN, Urmia (IRN) 500.000€

Thomas Edgar AUS, Beijing (CHN) 450.000€

Gyorgy Grozer GER, Shangai (CHN) 450.000€

Maxim Mikhailov RUS, Zenit Kazan (RUS) 400.000€

Ivan Zaytsev ITA, Perugia (ITA) 400.000€

Osmany Juantorena ITA, Lube (ITA) 350.000€

Earvin Ngapeth FRA, Modena (ITA) 350.000€

Micah Christenson USA, Lube (ITA) 180.000€

Jenia Grebennikov FRA, Lube (ITA) 150.000€



Kim Yeon-Koung KOR, Fenerbahce (TUR) 1,2M €

Zhu Ting CHN, Vakifbank (TUR) 1,1M €

Tatyana Kosheleva RUS, Eczacibasi (TUR) 1M €

Jordan Larson USA, Eczacibasi (TUR) 1M €

Sheilla Castro BRA, Vakifbank (TUR) 500.000€

Milena Rasic SRB, Vakifbank (TUR) 350.000€


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Ali Y June 24, 2016 - 1:45 pm

Oh my god, we are spending too much money for the ladies. YK Kim = Leon + NGapeth + Juantorena . Unbelievable….

Raivis November 6, 2017 - 8:44 am

Re: @Ali Y
I agree, but men’s salaries are not catastrofal. Ngapeth gets about 30k a month. But Yeon-Koung Kim, on the other hand, gets about 84k. That’s more than double the amount that Ngapeth gets. As a young male volleyball player myself, this is very disappointing.

Women are paid less in other sports too, and that is also disappointing May 3, 2020 - 10:00 am

Re: @Raivis

Pawel June 24, 2016 - 4:03 pm

Who gave you a right to write about the salaries !

Johanna June 24, 2016 - 5:29 pm

@Pawel Why not to write?

Mayn June 24, 2016 - 4:58 pm

@Pawel who can stopped them? Is it something an legal??? I mean it’s not correct but why not…now we can see that girls have a better salaries

Axe June 24, 2016 - 6:39 pm

I mean, are this numbers real?

Iran June 25, 2016 - 9:00 pm

Saeid Marouf this season play for 1.5milion $!!

vanoh June 25, 2016 - 10:25 pm

Saeid Marouf’s salary for this season is 0.5milion. not 1.5m

Man June 25, 2016 - 10:32 pm

@vanoh Than he is the most payed volleyball player in the whole world!!! Are you sure about this???

Lawer June 26, 2016 - 9:02 pm

You have to put sources of this info or you can finish on court..becouse 90% of contracts have inside that they are confendential.

Axe June 27, 2016 - 8:39 pm

@Lawer Why are you affraid? Maybe they guessed?;)))

Olympic Fan December 8, 2016 - 4:48 pm

Aaron Russell is due for a huge pay increase. Handful of primary passers at his level and 23 year’s old to boot.

fabio December 9, 2016 - 4:24 am

Mihajlovic is making U$$500k in China for this season.

And Kurek, the flake, was gonna make U$$600k with JT Thurnders.

Happy January 3, 2017 - 2:53 pm

I want to know more female players’ salaries.

Tajuddeen February 7, 2018 - 10:20 pm

This is discouraging to up coming vollyballers like us!

Hansel Dork July 15, 2018 - 12:51 am

What about the Cuban guy, Leonardo, playing in China?


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