NBA Salary Cap History

Mid-Level Exception
Season Salary Cap Luxury Tax BAE Standard /
Non-Taxpayer
Taxpayer Team Room /
Under Cap
- - 2025-2026 $148,049,000 $179,956,000 $4,915,000 $12,559,000 $7,757,000 $6,465,000
- - 2024-2025 $140,999,000 $171,387,000 $4,681,000 $11,961,000 $7,388,000 $6,157,000
- - 2023-2024 $134,285,000 $163,226,000 $4,458,000 $11,391,000 $7,036,000 $5,864,000
- - 2022-2023 $127,890,000 $155,453,000 $4,246,000 $10,849,000 $6,701,000 $5,585,000
- - 2021-2022 $121,800,000 $148,050,000 $4,044,000 $10,332,000 $6,382,000 $5,319,000
- - 2020-2021 $116,000,000 $141,000,000 $3,851,000 $9,840,000 $6,078,000 $5,066,000
- - 2019-2020 $109,000,000 $132,000,000 $3,619,000 $9,246,000 $5,711,000 $4,760,000
- - 2018-2019 $101,869,000 $123,733,000 $3,382,000 $8,641,000 $5,337,000 $4,449,000
- - 2017-2018 $99,093,000 $119,266,000 $3,290,000 $8,406,000 $5,192,000 $4,328,000
- - 2016-2017 $94,143,000 $113,287,000 $2,203,000 $5,628,000 $3,477,000 $2,898,000
- - 2015-2016 $70,000,000 $84,740,000 $2,139,000 $5,464,000 $3,376,000 $2,814,000
- - 2014-2015 $63,065,000 $76,829,000 $2,077,000 $5,305,000 $3,278,000 $2,732,000
- - 2013-2014 $58,679,000 $71,748,000 $2,016,000 $5,150,000 $3,183,000 $2,652,000
- - 2012-2013 $58,044,000 $70,307,000 $1,957,000 $5,000,000 $3,090,000 $2,575,000
- - 2011-2012 $58,044,000 $70,307,000 $1,900,000 $5,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,500,000
- - 2010-2011 $58,044,000 $70,307,000 $2,080,000 $5,765,000 N/AN/A
- - 2009-2010 $57,700,000 $69,920,000 $1,990,000 $5,854,000 N/AN/A
- - 2008-2009 $58,680,000 $71,150,000 $1,910,000 $5,585,000 N/AN/A
- - 2007-2008 $55,630,000 $67,865,000 $1,830,000 $5,356,000 N/AN/A
- - 2006-2007 $53,135,000 $65,420,000 $1,750,000 $5,215,000 N/AN/A
- - 2005-2006 $49,500,000 $61,700,000 $1,670,000 $5,000,000 N/AN/A
- - 2004-2005 $43,870,000 N/A$1,600,000 $4,903,000 N/AN/A
- - 2003-2004 $43,840,000 $54,556,722 $1,500,000 $4,917,000 N/AN/A
- - 2002-2003 $40,271,000 $52,880,000 $1,400,000 $4,546,000 N/AN/A
- - 2001-2002 $42,500,000 N/A$1,300,000 $4,538,000 N/AN/A
- - 2000-2001 $35,500,000 N/A$1,200,000 $2,250,000 N/AN/A
- - 1999-2000 $34,000,000 N/A$1,100,000 $2,000,000 N/AN/A
- - 1998-1999 $30,000,000 N/A$1,000,000 $1,750,000 N/AN/A
- - 1997-1998 $26,900,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
- - 1996-1997 $24,363,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
- - 1995-1996 $23,000,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
- - 1994-1995 $15,964,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
- - 1993-1994 $15,175,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
- - 1992-1993 $14,000,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
- - 1991-1992 $12,500,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
- - 1990-1991 $11,871,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
- - 1989-1990 $9,802,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
- - 1988-1989 $7,232,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
- - 1987-1988 $6,164,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
- - 1986-1987 $4,945,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
- - 1986-1987 $4,945,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
- - 1985-1986 $4,233,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
- - 1984-1985 $3,600,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
* Indicates a projected/estimated value


Maximum Salary Minimum Salary
Season 0-6 YOS 7-9 YOS 10+ YOS 0 YOS 1 YOS 2 YOS 10+ YOS Minimum Scale
- - - 2025-2026 $37,012,250 $44,414,700 $51,817,150 $1,218,562 $1,961,090 $2,198,299 $3,479,094 Full Scale
- - - 2024-2025 $35,249,750 $42,299,700 $49,349,650 $1,160,535 $1,867,705 $2,093,618 $3,313,423 Full Scale
- - - 2023-2024 $33,571,250 $40,285,500 $46,999,750 $1,105,271 $1,778,767 $1,993,922 $3,155,641 Full Scale
- - - 2022-2023 $31,972,500 $38,367,000 $44,761,500 $1,052,639 $1,694,064 $1,898,973 $3,005,372 Full Scale
- - - 2021-2022 $30,450,000 $36,540,000 $42,630,000 $1,002,513 $1,613,394 $1,808,546 $2,862,259 Full Scale
- - - 2020-2021 $29,000,000 $34,800,000 $40,600,000 $954,774 $1,536,566 $1,722,425 $2,725,961 Full Scale
- - - 2019-2020 $27,250,000 $32,700,000 $38,150,000 $897,158 $1,443,842 $1,618,486 $2,561,463 Full Scale
- - - 2018-2019 $25,467,250 $30,560,700 $35,654,150 $838,464 $1,349,383 $1,512,601 $2,393,887 Full Scale
- - - 2017-2018 $24,773,250 $29,727,900 $34,682,550 $815,615 $1,312,611 $1,471,382 $2,328,652 Full Scale
- - - 2016-2017 $22,116,750 $26,540,100 $30,963,450 $543,471 $874,636 $980,431 $1,551,659 Full Scale
- - - 2015-2016 $16,407,500 $19,689,000 $22,970,500 $525,093 $845,059 $947,276 $1,499,187 Full Scale
- - - 2014-2015 $14,746,000 $17,695,200 $20,644,400 $507,336 $816,482 $915,243 $1,448,490 Full Scale
- - - 2013-2014 $13,701,250 $16,441,500 $19,181,750 $490,180 $788,872 $884,293 $1,399,507 Full Scale
- - - 2012-2013 $13,668,750 $16,402,500 $19,136,250 $473,604 $762,195 $854,389 $1,352,181 Full Scale
- - - 2011-2012 $12,922,194 $15,506,632 $18,091,071 $473,604 $762,195 $854,389 $1,352,181 Full Scale
- - - 2010-2011 $13,603,750 $16,324,500 $19,045,250 $473,604 $762,195 $854,389 $1,352,181 Full Scale
- - - 2009-2010 $13,520,500 $16,224,600 $18,928,700 $457,588 $736,420 $825,497 $1,306,455 Full Scale
- - - 2008-2009 $13,758,000 $16,509,600 $19,261,200 $442,114 $711,517 $797,581 $1,262,275 Full Scale
- - - 2007-2008 $13,041,250 $15,649,500 $18,257,750 $427,163 $687,456 $770,610 $1,219,590 Full Scale
- - - 2006-2007 $12,455,000 $14,946,000 $17,437,000 $412,718 $664,209 $744,551 $1,178,348 Full Scale
- - - 2005-2006 $12,000,000 $14,400,000 $16,800,000 $398,762 $641,748 $719,373 $1,138,500 Full Scale
- - - 2004-2005 $10,968,000 $13,161,000 $15,355,000 $385,277 $620,046 $695,046 $1,100,000 Full Scale
- - - 2003-2004 $10,960,000 $13,152,000 $15,344,000 $366,931 $563,679 $638,679 $1,070,000 Full Scale
- - - 2002-2003 $10,067,750 $12,081,300 $14,094,850 $349,458 $512,435 $587,435 $1,030,000 Full Scale
- - - 2001-2002 $10,625,000 $12,750,000 $14,875,000 $332,817 $465,850 $540,850 $1,000,000 Full Scale
- - - 2000-2001 $9,658,000 $11,589,000 $14,000,000 $316,969 $423,500 $498,500 $1,000,000 Full Scale
- - - 1999-2000 $9,000,000 $11,000,000 $14,000,000 $301,875 $385,000 $460,000 $1,000,000 Full Scale
- - - 1998-1999 $9,000,000 $11,000,000 $14,000,000 $287,500 $350,000 $425,000 $500,000 Full Scale
- - - 1997-1998 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $242,000 $272,250 $272,250 $272,250 Full Scale
- - - 1996-1997 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $220,000 $247,500 $247,500 $247,500 Full Scale
- - - 1995-1996 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $200,000 $225,000 $225,000 $225,000 Full Scale
- - - 1994-1995 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000 N/A
- - - 1993-1994 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000 N/A
- - - 1992-1993 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $140,000 $140,000 $140,000 $140,000 N/A
- - - 1991-1992 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $130,000 $130,000 $130,000 $130,000 N/A
- - - 1990-1991 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $120,000 $120,000 $120,000 $120,000 N/A
- - - 1989-1990 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $110,000 $110,000 $110,000 $110,000 N/A
- - - 1988-1989 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 N/A
- - - 1987-1988 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 N/A
- - - 1986-1987 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 N/A
- - - 1986-1987 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $99,999,999 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 N/A
- - - 1985-1986 N/AN/AN/A$70,000 $70,000 $70,000 $70,000 N/A
- - - 1984-1985 N/AN/AN/A$65,000 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 N/A
* Indicates a projected/estimated value