Dwyane Wade started with a salary of $2.6 million with the Miami Heat in 2003. He plays as the shooting guard position but he is also capable of playing as a point guard. He has been on the team for about 7 years. In 2006, his salary was about $3.8 million. By 2007, his salary climbed to $13 million dollars. That’s a very big jump from the former $3.8 million.
He had an injury on his left knee and had missed several games for two seasons. He is a team player and an excellent shooter. He consistently shoots the free throws and is an unselfish player, averaging about 6.8 assists per game.
By 2009, he is already earning $15 million annually. In 2010, Wade helped facilitate the addition of LeBron James and Chris Bosh in Miami Heat by agreeing to decrease his salary by $1 million. For the 2010 – 2011 season, he is only earning $14 million and $300,000 less than Bosh and James.
Besides the salary he is getting for playing professional basketball with Miami, he also has several major endorsement deals with several companies like Nike, Gatorade, McDonlds, T-Mobile, Hublot watches and Mission Skincare.