The former Fulham and Tottenham forward has taken the mantle from New York Red Bulls ace Thierry Henry, who brings over $4million, while LA Galaxy skipper Robbie Keane, Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill and Keane's Galaxy mate Landon Donovan come in just behind.
MLS Player Union top earners - Players who earn $1m-plus
1. Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders) - $5,038,566 2. Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls) - $4,350,000 3. Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy) - $4,333,333 4. Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls) - $3,625,000 5. Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy) - $2,500,000 6. Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact) - $1,937,508 7. Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders) - $1,725,000 8. Danny Koevermans (Toronto FC) - $1,663,323 9. Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps) - $1,124,992