The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder is in the final season of his MLS contract but still leads the competition for annual wages, beating New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry who nets $5.6million per annum.
Henry’s current Red Bulls colleague and ex-Barcelona teammate, Rafael Marquez, comes in third with $4.6m whilst Galaxy pair Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan round out the top five earners in North America’s domestic league with $3.4m and $2.3m respectively.
Top 10 MLS salaries
1. David Beckham (LA Galaxy) $6,500,00
2. Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls) $5,600,000
3. Rafael Marquez (New York Red Bulls) $4,600,000
4. Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy) $3,417,000
5. Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy) $2,300,000
6. Nery Castillo (formerly of Chicago Fire) $2,038,000
7. Julian de Guzman (Toronto FC) $1,910,700
8. Danny Koevermans (Toronto FC) $1,413,300
9. Juan Pablo Angel (Chivas USA) $1,250,000
10. Torsten Frings (Toronto FC) $1,113,600