The Phillies had the third-highest payroll in baseball in 2010, according to information received by clubs from the commissioner's office and obtained by the Associated Press.
The figures are for 40-man rosters and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, buyouts of unexercised options and cash transactions, according to the AP.
The Phillies' total is $145,539,931. Only the Yankees at $215,053,064 and Boston at $170,650,856 had higher payrolls. Both teams had to pay the luxury tax.
The commissioner's office computed the average salary at $2,932,162, up 1.7 percent from last year's $2,882,336. The players' association, which uses a slightly different method, pegged the average at $3,014,572 last week, up 0.6 percent from $2,996,106.
Here is the list, according to the AP:
N.Y. Yankees $215,053,064
Chicago Cubs 142,410,031
New York Mets 127,560,042
Los Angeles Angels 123,478,263
Chicago White Sox 112,197,078
Los Angeles Dodgers 109,753,719
San Francisco 101,417,943
St. Louis 98,354,244
Tampa Bay 77,510,502
Kansas City 76,781,350
San Diego 43,654,177