Australia midfielder Tim Cahill has the fourth-highest salary in Major League Soccer, earning $A3.54 million from the New York Red Bulls.
The veteran Socceroos star joined New York in July from English Premier League club Everton on a $A1.52 million transfer.
Tim Cahill on life at New York Red Bulls:
The MLS Players Union released updated salaries on Thursday, with Cahill joining ex-Arsenal striker Thierry Henry ($5.6 million total compensation) and Rafa Marquez ($4.6 million) at the cashed-up Red Bulls, which replaced general manager Erik Soler with Jerome de Bontin on Tuesday.
The only other players in MLS making seven figures are the Los Angeles Galaxy trio of David Beckham ($4 million), Robbie Keane ($3.4 million) and Landon Donovan ($2.4 million), Montreal forward Marco Di Vaio ($1.9 million), Portland forward Kris Boyd ($1.5 million), Toronto's Torsten Frings ($2.4 million) and Danny Koevermans ($1.6 million), Dallas midfielder Julian DeGuzman ($1.9 million) and Vancouver's Kenny Miller ($1.2 million).
The Socceroos delivered SBS its highest rating program so far this year with more than 1.5 million Australians tuning in to see them qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Iraq on Tuesday night.