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The Highest-Paid WNBA Point Guards

  • Skylar Diggins-Smith is the highest-paid WNBA point guard, earning $208.2K for the Storm.
  • Only the top four WNBA point guards earn at least $200K per year.
May 18, 2024; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark (22) looks to drive past New York Liberty guard Courtney Vandersloot (22) in the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
May 18, 2024; Brooklyn, New York, USA. Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The WNBA has a long way to go to match the NBA’s media dominance and popularity. But new stars and intriguing matchups are driving more interest in it than ever before.

Point guards control the flow of the game and the best can determine the outcome. The highest-paid WNBA point guards earn over $200K running the offense.

Skylar Diggins-Smith is the highest-paid WNBA point guard. The former number 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft earns $208.2K for the Storm.

Diggins-Smith signed with Seattle in February on a 2-year, $422.69K contract. She’s earned $1.36 million over her career in the WNBA.

Coming in second is the Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu. She makes $202.15K annually to play in New York. Ionescu, also a former number 1 overall pick, signed an extension with the Liberty in 2023. Her new contract gives over $133K more per year than she was making on her rookie deal. 

Ranking just below Ionescu’s salary is Erica Wheeler, who earns $202K. The point guard of the Fever has played in Indiana for seven years. Wheeler returned to the Fever, where she began her career, after moves to Los Angeles and Atlanta.

Fourth is Natasha Cloud of the Mercury. She brings home $200K playing for the Western Conference squad. Cloud is in her first year playing in Phoenix after spending her entire career with the Mystics.

Fifth on the list is Chelsea Gray at $196.26K. She’s played with the Aces since 2021. Gray has earned $903K over her 8-year career and won three WNBA titles.

The gap in wages among the highest-paid point guards is staggering. Only the top four earn at least $200K.

The next five highest-paid WNBA point guards on the list are the last to earn at least $100K.

Skylar Diggins-Smith makes $131.7K more than Sydney Colson at 16th.

Ranking The Highest-Paid Point Guards in the WNBA

Here is the entire list of the highest-paid WNBA point guards. The list was compiled with data from Spotrac.

  • Updated: June 12, 2024
RankPlayerTeamTotal Compensation
1Skylar Diggins-SmithSeattle Storm$208.2K
2Sabrina IonescuNew York Liberty$202.15K
3Erica WheelerIndiana Fever$202K
4Natasha CloudPhoenix Mercury$200K
5Chelsea GrayLas Vegas Aces$196.26K
6Courtney VanderslootNew York Liberty$194.67K
7Jordin CanadaAtlanta Dream$185K
8Moriah JeffersonConneticut Sun$141.5K
9Layshia ClarendonLos Angeles Sparks$100K
10Tyasha HarrisConneticut Sun$97.1K
11Rachel BanhamConneticut Sun$95K
12Lindsay AllenChicago Sky$90K
13Aari McDonaldLos Angeles Sparks$89.3K
14Crystal DangerfieldAtlanta Dream$80K
15Dana EvansChicago Sky$78.4K
16Sydney ColsonLas Vegas Aces$76.5K

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