Triple-A or AAA refers to the highest level of minor league baseball in the United States, distinguishing it from Double-A (AA) and Class A. Many players and some managers and umpires eventually make it into the Major leagues through career advancement or training. Additionally, every Major League Baseball (MLB) team in the United States is affiliated with a AAA minor league team.
According to a 2010 article published by BaseballAmerica.com, general managers for Triple-A teams can earn up to $100,000 annually if they have major league experience or have been coaching for several years. The starting salary for a general manager in minor league baseball is $45,000, which is generally paid to Class-A general managers at the start of their career.
Assistant General Managers
According to a 2010 article published by BaseballAmerica.com, assistant general managers for Triple-A teams can earn up to $80,000 if they have significant experience. The starting salary for an assistant general manager for a Class-A team is $35,000 so an assistant general manager for a Triple-A team can earn somewhere between $35,000 and $80,000 annually.
Field Managers make significantly less than general managers and assistant general managers. According to a 2010 published article by BaseballAmerica.com, field managers from a Triple-A team can earn up to $60,000 if the have extensive experience. However, the starting salary for field managers is only $20,000 and it can take years to move up in pay.
Baseball management is not known for being a lucrative field. Most managers make modest salaries for the duration of their career and pursue it purely out of a passion for baseball. During the season, managers are also expected to work, on average, 70 hours per week, but working hours are reduced significantly during the off-season.