Playing defenseman and wearing number 5, Barret Jackman played for the St. Louis Blues during the 2010/2011 NHL season. His salary for the season was reportedly $4,000,000. The total team salary for the St. Louis Blues was reportedly $34,350,000, so his salary represented 11.6% of that total team payroll. The average salary for a player on the St. Louis Blues was $1,635,714. The median salary was $885,000. He played a total of 60 games that season, with 0 goals and 13 assists - a total of 13 points. Dividing his reported salary by the number of games played, we find he earned $66,666.67 per game. Barret Jackman had a plus/minus of 3, 57 PIM (penalties in minutes), 0 PP (power play goals), 0 SH (short-handed goals), 0 GWG (game winning goals), and took 65 shots. He had a shooting percentage in the 2010/2011 season of 0.00%.
What about taxes? The hockey season is split between two calendar years, however, with a annual U.S.-based salary of $4,000,000 he can expect to pay around $1,375,284 in federal income taxes. That is about the same dollar amount of tax as the tax paid by 169 median high school teachers, 192 median police officers, or 273 median fire fighters. After paying the IRS, he would have $2,624,716 left over, although he still may have to pay city or state tax.
Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".