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2008-2009 NBA Rookie Scale


Pick1st Year Salary2nd Year Salary3rd Year Option Salary4th Year Option:
Percentage Increased Over 3rd Year Salary
Qualifying Offer:
Percentage Increase Over 4th Year Salary
1$4,019,000$4,320,400$4,621,80026.1%30.0%
2$3,595,800$3,865,500$4,135,20026.2%30.5%
3$3,229,200$3,471,300$3,713,50026.4%31.2%
4$2,911,400$3,129,700$3,348,10026.5%31.9%
5$2,636,400$2,834,200$3,031,90026.7%32.6%
6$2,394,600$2,574,200$2,753,80026.8%33.4%
7$2,186,000$2,349,900$2,513,90027.0%34.1%
8$2,002,600$2,152,800$2,303,00027.2%34.8%
9$1,840,800$1,978,900$2,117,00027.4%35.5%
10$1,748,800$1,879,900$2,011,10027.5%36.2%
11$1,661,300$1,785,900$1,910,50032.7%36.9%
12$1,578,200$1,696,600$1,815,00037.8%37.6%
13$1,499,300$1,611,800$1,724,20042.9%38.3%
14$1,424,400$1,531,300$1,638,10048.1%39.1%
15$1,353,100$1,454,600$1,556,10053.3%39.8%
16$1,285,500$1,381,900$1,478,30053.4%40.5%
17$1,221,200$1,312,800$1,404,40053.6%41.2%
18$1,160,200$1,247,200$1,334,20053.8%41.9%
19$1,107,900$1,191,000$1,274,10054.0%42.6%
20$1,063,600$1,143,400$1,223,20054.2%43.3%
21$1,021,000$1,097,600$1,174,20059.3%44.1%
22$980,200$1,053,700$1,127,20064.5%44.8%
23$941,100$1,011,700$1,082,20069.7%45.5%
24$903,400$971,100$1,038,90074.9%46.2%
25$867,200$932,300$997,30080.1%46.9%
26$838,500$901,400$964,30080.3%47.6%
27$814,300$875,400$936,40080.4%48.3%
28$809,300$870,000$930,70080.5%49.0%
29$803,400$863,700$923,90080.5%50.0%
30$797,600$857,400$917,20080.5%50.0%

First round picks can sign for as much as 120% and as little as 80% of the rookie scale.