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20 highest-paid WNBA players in 2024

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Who is the highest-paid WNBA player? How much does the highest-paid WNBA player make? These are only a few of the most common questions for many within the sports community. In fact, the answers might surprise you.

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Here are the top 20 highest-paid WNBA players in 2024, sorted in reverse order, with the top earner found at the end of the slideshow.

20. Ariel Atkins, Washington Mystics

WNBA: New York Liberty at Washington Mystics
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19. Kelsey Plum, Las Vegas Aces

WNBA: Finals-Las Vegas Aces at New York Liberty
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18. DeWanna Bonner, Connecticut Sun

WNBA: Playoffs-New York Liberty at Connecticut Sun
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17. A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces

WNBA: Minnesota Lynx at Las Vegas Aces
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16. Nneka Ogwumike, Seattle Storm

WNBA: Los Angeles Sparks at Dallas Wings
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15. Breanna Stewart, New York Liberty

WNBA: Finals-Las Vegas Aces at New York Liberty
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14. Sabrina Ionescu, New York Liberty

NBA: All Star Saturday Night
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13. Kelsey Mitchell, Indiana Fever

WNBA: Las Vegas Aces at Indiana Fever
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12. Kayla McBride, Minnesota Lynx

WNBA: Preseason-Chicago Sky at Minnesota Lynx
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11. Marina Mabrey, Chicago Sky

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10. Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut Sun

WNBA: Playoffs-New York Liberty at Connecticut Sun
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9. Skylar Diggins-Smith, Seattle Storm

WNBA: Indiana Fever at Phoenix Mercury
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8. Brionna Jones, Connecticut Sun

WNBA: Connecticut Sun at Indiana Fever
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7. Erica Wheeler, Indiana Fever

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6. Natasha Howard, Dallas Wings

WNBA: Los Angeles Sparks at Dallas Wings
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5. Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury

WNBA: Seattle Storm at Phoenix Mercury
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4. Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas Wings

WNBA: Playoffs-Las Vegas Aces at Dallas Wings
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3. Kahleah Copper, Phoenix Mercury

WNBA: Playoffs-New York Liberty at Chicago Sky
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2. Jewell Loyd, Seattle Storm

WNBA: Seattle Storm at Phoenix Mercury
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1. Jackie Young, Las Vegas Aces (highest-paid WNBA player)

WNBA: Finals-Las Vegas Aces at New York Liberty
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