The highest paid female footballers in 2024 are some of the biggest stars in football betting odds.

The women’s game is going from strength to strength, with increasing audiences worldwide. Greater viewership means more revenue, which is ultimately passed on to the players.

Compared to the difference-makers in Premier League odds outright, the top women’s footballers are still grossly underpaid.

Highest Paid Female Footballer 2024:

  1. Sam Kerr - £417,000

  2. Alex Morgan - £375,000

  3. Megan Rapinoe - £373,000

  4. Julie Ertz - £359,000

  5. Ada Hegerberg - £355,000

  6. Marta - £344,000

  7. Amandine Henry - £320,540

  8. Wendie Renard - £318,510

  9. Christine Sinclair - £308,760

  10. Trinity Rodman - £228,320

These figures, as shown above, are trending in the right direction, however, and should continue to grow throughout the 2020s with coverage of women’s football improving.

Here are 10 of the highest paid female footballers right now…

10) Trinity Rodman

Trinity Rodman, at just 20 years old, signed a deal worth almost £1 million in 2022.

Daughter of iconic NBA player Dennis Rodman, the Washington Spirit forward became the youngest player to be drafted to the NSWL ever a couple of years ago. 

Despite arriving in the league having never visited Washington DC and with minimal experience, Rodman took to the higher standard of play almost seamlessly.

Named Rookie of the Year and included in the Best XI, Rodman even earned a nomination for the 2022 Ballon d'Or Féminin. She has already debuted for the USA senior team and is poised for a lengthy international career.

9) Christine Sinclair

Christine Sinclair is the leading international goal scorer across men’s and women’s football, and one of only three players to score at five World Cups (along with Marta and Cristiano Ronaldo).

Sinclair began her club career in Vancouver, but has been with the Portland Thorns since 2013.

There are very few weaknesses in Sinclair’s game. Comfortable as the main striker or in a creative role from attacking midfield, Sinclair has a reputation for delivering in the biggest moments and as a formidable leader.

She has a massive net worth, which only a handful of her peers can match. 

8) Wendie Renard

A literal and figurative giant of the women’s game, Wendie Renard has won a spectacular 14 league titles and eight European cups with Lyon across a decorated playing career.

Still only 32 years of age, the Schœlcher native has plenty of time to add to that haul. 

From an individual perspective, Renard has rightly been rewarded for her consistently excellent performances with a string of selections to the IFFHS Women’s World Team from 2017 and 2022. 

7) Amandine Henry

Another member of the all-conquering Lyon sides, Amandine Henry cannot quite match Renard’s selection of accolades, but she has twice been included in the IFFHS Women’s World Team and won the Silver Ball at the 2015 World Cup.

Anchoring the midfield for Lyon and France, Henry has finished in the top three in UEFA Women’s Player of the Year voting on four occasions. 

6) Marta

Both a brilliant creator and regular goal scorer, Marta is widely considered the greatest female footballer ever.

Mazy dribbling and highlight-reel flair have drawn comparisons to Ronaldinho and Pele, while helping Marta win FIFA World Player of the Year on six occasions.

No player can better Marta’s tally of 17 World Cup goals (women or men), plus she has demonstrated she can flourish all over the world, with a career which has taken her from Vasco da Gama to Los Angeles, Stockholm and Orlando. 

5) Ada Hegerberg

Winner of the Ballon d'Or Féminin in 2018, Ada Hegerberg is a generational goal scoring talent.

Hegerberg has scored more than a goal per game for Lyon since joining the club back in 2014 and holds the record for the most goals in Champions League history.

Numerous publications have named Hegerberg among the most influential female athletes in the world.

Over the last few years, the Norwegian has given a catalogue of high-profile interviews, often discussing vital topics surrounding women’s football. Her hefty annual salary from Lyon is also complemented by numerous endorsement deals. 

4) Julie Ertz

A star in college with the Santa Clara Broncos, Julie Ertz played her entire club career with the Chicago Red Stars until her rights were traded to Angel City FC in 2021.

Part of two World Cup-winning teams with the USA, Ertz can play to an elite standard in central defence or midfield, with an impressive passing range enabling her to dictate play from deep positions.

Having had her first child in August 2022, it is unclear what the future holds for Ertz, but she has already compiled a spectacular playing career.

3) Megan Rapinoe

Perhaps the most well-known female footballer in the world, Megan Rapinoe is a talented, smart winger and an outspoken activist.

Awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom by Joe Biden in 2022, Rapinoe’s profile is greater than her on-pitch achievements, which are remarkable enough on their own.

Twice a World Cup winner, Rapinoe won the Ballon d'Or Féminin in 2019, finishing far clear of Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan.

Deep into her thirties, it is unclear how long Rapinoe will remain active as a player, but she continues to be one of the sport’s highest earners. 

2) Alex Morgan

Scorer of 120 international goals and twice named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, Alex Morgan has represented numerous teams across the world, and currently plays for the San Diego Wave.

Winner of the Champions League with Lyon back in 2017, Morgan has an exceptional goal scoring record at both club and international level. 

Given her status, Morgan is one of the world’s most marketable footballers. Her short stint with Tottenham late in 2020 attracted further attention to the WSL, but Morgan quickly returned to Florida with the Orlando Pride.

1) Sam Kerr

The only woman to have claimed the Golden Boot in three different leagues, Sam Kerr is one of the game’s world stars.

Since signing for Chelsea Women, Kerr has added three Super League titles to her medal collection and racked up further individual honours.

A versatile forward, few players can rival Kerr’s absolutely loaded CV. She is a joy to watch, mixing mobility with technical prowess and has a goalscoring record which most strikers can only dream of.

The list of records to Kerr’s name tells a small part of the story – her legacy as one of the greatest female footballers of all-time is secure before her 30th birthday.

Previous Highest Earning Female Soccer Players List:

  1. Carli Lloyd - $518,000
  2. Sam Kerr - $500,000
  3. Alex Morgan - $450,000
  4. Megan Rapinoe - $447,000
  5. Julie Ertz - $430,000
  6. Ada Hegerberg - $425,000
  7. Marta - $400,000
  8. Amandine Henry - $394,500
  9. Wendie Renard - $392,000
  10. Christine Sinclair - $380,000

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