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12. Laure Boulleau - $60,000
12. Laure Boulleau - $60,000
This French athlete slides into last place on the list with an annual salary of $60,000. Laure Boulleau plays for the French club Pari Sanit-Germain and is on France's national team.
11. Jonelle Filigno - $60,000
11. Jonelle Filigno - $60,000
Jonelle Filigno is a Canadian soccer player who plays for Sky Blue FC and the Canadian national team. As a part of the Canadian national team, she won a bronze medal in the London Olympics in 2012.
10. Hope Solo - $65,000
10. Hope Solo - $65,000
Another popular name in the soccer world, Hope Solo properly defends her spot on the list. She is a vital member of the United States national team and holds two Olympic gold medals under her belt (or gloves, in her case).
9. Nilla Fischer - $67,500
9. Nilla Fischer - $67,500
Another defensive midfielder, Fischer is the highest scoring female soccer player in her native country of Sweden. She plays for VfL Wolfsburg.
8. Amandine Henry - $70,000
8. Amandine Henry - $70,000
Although she may not be number one on this particular list, Amandine Henry is the highest paid female soccer player in France. She sports her soccer talents for French club Lyon as a defensive midfielder.
7. Nicole Banecki - $90,000
7. Nicole Banecki - $90,000
The German-Cameroonian soccer star currently plays for SC Freiburg and made her debut on the German national team in 2008.
6. Sydney Leroux - $92,500
6. Sydney Leroux - $92,500
Sydney Leroux is a forward for the Western New York Flash. She also began playing for the United States national team in 2012 and has earned over 50 caps with the team.
5. Heather Mitts - $150,000
5. Heather Mitts - $150,000
Even though she retired in 2013, Heather Mitts still makes the list as one of the highest paid female soccer players. She played for the Atlanta Beat and the United States national team, in addition to being a three-time Olympic gold medalist.
4. Megan Rapinoe - $168,000
4. Megan Rapinoe - $168,000
Another American soccer player who earns the big bucks is Megan Rapinoe. As a midfielder, Rapinoe plays for Seattle Reign FC and the United States national team. During their game against Australia in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Rapinoe scored two goals and the United States went on to win the match 3-1.
3. Abby Wambach - $300,000
3. Abby Wambach - $300,000
Continuing the streak for the United States, Abby Wambach is the leading all-time international scorer (for men and women) with 183 goals. Now that's impressive!
2. Alex Morgan - $450,000
2. Alex Morgan - $450,000
A popular name in the United States, Alex Morgan plays for the United States women's national team and for the Portland Thorns FC. In 2012, she became the youngest U.S. player to score 20 goals in a single season. She definitely earns her stars and stripes as the second highest paid player.
1. Marta Vieira - $500,000
1. Marta Vieira - $500,000
Marta Vieira truly earns her spot as the highest paid female soccer player — she was recently ranked the best female soccer player by FIFA for the fifth consecutive year. She shows off her skills for the Brazilian national team and FC Rosengard. Vieira is also the current record holder for the most goals scored at FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments.
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