The American professional basketball team, Golden State Warriors is based in Oakland, California and of course, plays in the NBA league. Nicknamed the Dubs, the Golden State Warriors are one of the only three charter members in the NBA; others are Boston Celtics and New York Knicks.

Having won the first ever championship in 1946-47, the team was relocated to Bay Arena in 1962 where they were named ‘San Francisco Warriors’. With 18 Hall of Famers and several distinguished NBA players who eventually became members of the Greatest Players in NBA history, the team has won five NBA championship in 1947, 1956, 1975, 2015 and 2017.

Golden State Warriors Roster Salary

The Warriors spend over $75 million in salary and the figure is poised for an increase every now and then. Here, we break down the roster salary of the Golden State Warriors.

1. David Lee – Net Worth $42 million

Playing Position: Center; Annual Salary: $15.4 million

With a whopping net worth of $42 million, David Lee became the richest basketball player in the squad. He was signed and traded to the Golden State Warriors on July 9, 2010, in a deal that paid him $79.54 million over six years, an average of $13.3 million per year.

2. Andrew Bogut – $40 million

Playing Position: Center; Annual Salary: $12 million

Andre Bogut was traded to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Monta Ellis on March 30, 2012. He became the first player in franchise history to average at least 10 rebounds per game while shooting 60 percent from the field.

3. Andrew Iguodala –  $28 million

Playing Position: Small Forward; Annual Salary: $11.7 million

Iguodala officially joined the Golden State Warriors on July 10, 2013, in a four-year, $48 million deal. For his defensive contributions to the Warriors, Iguodala was named to the 2014 All-NBA Defensive first team.

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4. Stephen Curry –  $34.68 million

Playing Position: Point Guard; Annual Salary: $11.3 million

Curry is currently one of the most successful players in the NBA; while ESPN ranked him among the most famous international athletes, Forbes named him among the world’s highest-paid celebrities for his endorsements.

He was selected with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors on a contract worth $12.7 million over four years.

5. Shaun Livingston –  $15 million

Playing position:  Point Guard; Annual salary: $5.5 million

Livingston signed with the Golden State Warriors for a reported three-year contract of $16 million on July 11, 2014. His contract was renewed for another three years for $24 million on July 25, 2017.

6. Marreese Speights –  $10 million

Playing Position: Center; Annual Salary: $3.8 million

Speights signed with the Golden State Warriors on July 12, 2013, and became the team’s top scoring option off the bench in 2014–15 which gained him the nickname “Mo Buckets.”

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7. Klay Thompson – $40 million

Playing position: Shooting Guard; Annual salary: $15.5 million

Thompson was selected 11th overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 2011 NBA draft after his junior season. He is known for his ability to score high point totals on a small number of shots, plus he is the highest paid roster in the Golden State Warriors team.

8. Harrison Barnes – $12 million

Playing position: Small Forward; Annual salary: $3.8 million

Barnes was selected 7th overall by the Golden State Warriors after he joined the 2012 NBA draft. Shortly after, during the Warriors’ Western Conference of 2015, Barnes scored 24 points to help lead his team to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.

9. Leandro Barbosa –  $4 million

Playing Position: Point Guard; Annual salary: $1.4 million

Following his great performance at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Barbosa signed with the Golden State Warriors on September 10, 2014. He helped the Warriors win an NBA record 73 games to eclipse the 72 wins set by the 1995–96 Chicago Bulls

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10. Brandon Rush –  $10 million

Playing Position: Small Forward; Annual salary: $1.2 million

Rush was traded to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Louis Amundson and was later signed a two-year contract of $8 million.

11. Festus Ezeli –  $5 million

Playing Position: Center; Annual Salary: $2 million

Ezeli was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the 30th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft and signed his rookie scale contract with the Basketball team. He won his first NBA championship after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals in six games.

12. Draymond Green – 16.4 million

Playing Position: Power Forward; Annual salary: $900 thousand

Draymond Green signed a three-year, $2.6 million contract with the Warriors on July 30, 2012, shortly after he was selected with the 35th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors.

13. James Michael McAdoo –  $1 million

Playing Position: Power Forward; Annual salary: $250 thousand

McAdoo joined the Golden State Warriors for the 2014 NBA Summer League after going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft. He has won two gold medals in the course of his professional career.

14. Justin Holiday – $10 million

Playing Position: Small Forward; Annual salary: $1.1 million

Justin Holiday joined the Golden State Warriors for the 2014 NBA Summer League in July 2014 and won his first NBA championship with the Warriors after they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals.

15. Ognjen Kuzmic – $1.5 million

Playing Position: Center; Annual Salary: $1.1 million

Kuzmic signed with the Golden State Warriors on September 27, 2013. He was part of the winning team who defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals.

Golden State Warriors Records

Year by Year Records of Golden State Warriors Records
SeasonTeamW – L%StandingDivision
2017-18Warriors9-3.7501st,West Conference
2016-17Warriors67-15.8171st,West Conference
2015-16Warriors73-9.8901st,West Conference
2014-15Warriors67-15.8171st,West Conference
2013-14Warriors51-31.6226th,West Conference
2012-13Warriors47-35.5736th,West Conference
2011-12Warriors23-43.34813th,West Conference
2010-11Warriors36-46.43912th,West Conference
2009-10Warriors26-56.31713th,West Conference
2008-09Warriors29-53.35410th,West Conference
2007-08Warriors48-34.5859th,West Conference
2006-07Warriors42-40.5128th,West Conference
2005-06Warriors34-48.41513th,West Conference
2004-05Warriors34-48.41512th,West Conference
2003-04Warriors37-45.45111th,West Conference
2002-03Warriors38-44.46311th,West Conference
2001-02Warriors21-61.25614th,West Conference
2000-01Warriors17-65.20714th,West Conference
1999-00Warriors19-63.23213th,West Conference
1998-99Warriors21-29.42010th,West Conference
1997-98Warriors19-63.23212th,West Conference
1996-97Warriors30-52.36610th,West Conference
1995-96Warriors36-46.4399th,West Conference
1994-95Warriors26-56.31711th,West Conference
1993-94Warriors50-32.6106th,West Conference
1992-93Warriors34-48.41510th,West Conference
1991-92Warriors55-27.6713rd,West Conference
1990-91Warriors44-38.5377th,West Conference
1989-90Warriors37-45.45110th,West Conference
1988-89Warriors43-39.5247th,West Conference
1987-88Warriors20-62.24411th,West Conference
1986-87Warriors42-40.5125th,West Conference
1985-86Warriors30-52.36612th,West Conference
1984-85Warriors22-60.26812th,West Conference
1983-84Warriors37-45.4519th,West Conference
1982-83Warriors30-52.3669th,West Conference
1981-82Warriors45-37.5497th,West Conference
1980-81Warriors39-43.4767th,West Conference
1979-80Warriors24-58.29310th,West Conference
1978-79Warriors38-44.4639th,West Conference
1977-78Warriors43-39.5247th,West Conference
1976-77Warriors46-36.5614th,West Conference
1975-76Warriors59-23.7201st,West Conference
1974-75Warriors48-34.5851st,West Conference
1973-74Warriors44-38.5375th,West Conference
1972-73Warriors47-35.5734th,West Conference
1971-72Warriors51-31.6224th,West Conference
1970-71Warriors41-41.5006th,West Conference
1969-70Warriors30-52.3666th,Western Division
1968-69Warriors41-41.5003rd,Western Division
1967-68Warriors43-39.5243rd,Western Division
1966-67Warriors44-37.5431st,Western Division
1965-66Warriors35-45.4384th,Western Division
1964-65Warriors17-63.2135th,Western Division
1963-64Warriors48-32.6001st,Western Division
1962-63Warriors31-49.3884th,Western Division
1961-62Warriors49-31.6132nd,Eastern Division
1960-61Warriors46-33.5822nd,Eastern Division
1959-60Warriors49-26.6532nd,Eastern Division
1958-59Warriors32-40.4444th,Eastern Division
1957-58Warriors37-35.5143rd,Eastern Division
1956-57Warriors37-35.5143rd,Eastern Division
1955-56Warriors45-27.6251st,Eastern Division
1954-55Warriors33-39.4584th,Eastern Division
1953-54Warriors29-43.4034th,Eastern Division
1952-53Warriors12-57.1745th,Eastern Division
1951-52Warriors33-33.5004th,Eastern Division
1950-51Warriors40-26.6061st,Eastern Division
1949-50Warriors26-42.3824th,Eastern Division
1948-49Warriors28-32.4674th,Eastern Division
1947-48Warriors27-21.5631st,Eastern Division
1946-47Warriors35-25.5832nd,Eastern Division

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Some Facts about the Dubs

  • Steve Kerr is the head coach of the team and has a total asset of $18 million.
  • The franchise spends a total of $78.7 million in the salary of its rosters.
  • Golden State Warriors won NBA championships in 1947, 1956, 1975, 2015 and 2017. 

So, now you know about the salaries of all the rosters playing for Golden State Warriors, who’s your favourite player?