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How much money will 2023 WNBA Draft first-round picks make?

Here’s a look at the rookie contract scale for the 2023-24 first-round picks.

WNBA Commissioner & WNBA Draftees Light the Empire State Building in Celebration of the 2023 WNBA Draft
Draftees Jordan Horston, Aliyah Boston, Taylor Mikesell, Diamond Miller, Dorka Juhasz, Haley Jones, Brea Beal, Laeticia Amihere, Lou Lopez Senechal, Stephanie Soares, Zia Cooke, Maddy Siegrist, Ashley Joens, Grace Berger, and Alexis Morris light the Empire State Building in celebration of the 2023 WNBA Draft at The Empire State Building on April 10, 2023 in New York City.
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The 2023 WNBA Draft will take place Monday, April 10 at 7 p.m. ET. It will air on ESPN and will also be available to stream on ESPN+. The WNBA draft consists of three rounds, for 36 picks in total. Here’s a look at how the salary scale breaks down for each draft pick for the upcoming season. The numbers come courtesy of the current collective bargaining agreement.

2023 WNBA Draft rookie salary scale

Pick 1st year base 2nd year base 3rd year base 4th year option base
Pick 1st year base 2nd year base 3rd year base 4th year option base
1st rd -- picks 1-4 $72,141 $73,584 $80,943 $91,981
1st rd -- picks 5-8 $69,224 $70,609 $77,669 $88,261
1st rd -- remaining picks $66,306 $67,634 $74,398 $84,543
2nd rd $63,389 $64,657 $71,124 $80,823
3rd rd $60,471 $61,682 $64,767 $74,019
All others $60,471 $61,682 N/A N/A

Based on last year’s salary structure, the amounts per year have increased by between $2-3k. The tier breakdowns are still the same with picks 1-4 in the top group, 5-8 in the next group and 9-12 in the final group. Second-round picks all have the same contract regardless of where they are taken, and the same is true for third-round selections.

Undrafted players have two-year contracts, as opposed to the three-year deal plus the option year. This is similar to one of the key differences between first-round picks and second-round picks in the NBA draft.

The Indiana Fever hold the first overall pick in the 2023 draft and are expected to Aliyah Boston, the center from South Carolina. The Minnesota Lynx have the second overall pick, while the Dallas Wings round out the top three selections.