Orlando's Kaka is Major League Soccer's highest-paid player for the third straight season, just ahead of Toronto's Sebastian Giovinco.
Kaka, a Brazilian midfielder in his third season with Orlando, has a $US6.6 million ($A8.8 million) base salary this year, according to figures released Tuesday by the MLS Players Union.
Including a pro rata share of compensation not specified to a specific year, Kaka's total earnings are $US7,167,500 ($A9.5 million).
Giovinco, the Italian forward who joined Toronto in 2015, has a $US5.6 million ($A7.4 million) salary and $US7,115,556 ($A9.4 million) in total compensation.
He is followed by Toronto midfielder Michael Bradley, the US national team captain with a $US6 million ($A8 million) salary and $US6.5 million ($A8.6 million) total compensation.