This should give you a good idea of league wide distribution of salaries. It also goes to show how some of the figures being thrown around as reasonable for Carlisle are just plain ridiculous.
From this we could determine that on average 1 player at each club has a $700k+ salary, 3 players between $500k-700k, 4 players between $400k-500k, 7 players $300-400k, and the remaining are on less than $300k. So if you’re not within the teams top 4 players, and you’re getting paid over $500k, you can consider yourself overpaid.

Yeah, I just did the exercise too, and other than marquee players, I doubt anyone gets above 800 K, I don’t think we’d have any players above that.

It worked pretty well averaging out by dividing the players in each bracket by 18, but actually comes up 5 players short of a full list plus rookies, who in our case we could safely assume are the 5 in the lowest bracket…

PER CLUB

.5 @ 8 to 1 mil

2 @ 600 - 800

2 @ 500 - 600

4 @ 400 - 500

7 @ 300 - 400

8 @ 200 - 300

[email protected] 100 - 200

5 @ 60 - 100

So if we nip off the .5 at the top, that leaves 39 accounted for vis a vis the above AFL issued graph, so all that remains to work out is where do the extra 5 fit into the broken down per club figures, so that it roughly comes to the cap allowance.

One extra into each of the 5 from 2nd bottom (100 - 200) to 2nd top (500 - 600) categories would probably be fair.so…

2 @ 600 - 800

3 @ 500 - 600

5 @ 400 - 500

8 @ 300 - 400

9 @ 200 - 300

[email protected] 100 - 200

5 @ 60 - 100

**43 players Total** …and if you multiply each brackets avge (100 - 200 = avge 150 etc) by the amount of players in each bracket, … it comes to … drum roll pls …

**$10.3 million** … so… spot on.

And putting players into said brackets, I’d start with Jobe & BJ being the 2 in the top bracket… Hurls Cags & Hooksey in the next … I get abit stuck at that point … who’s the next 5?