The veteran centre-back saw his long and glittering spell at Manchester United come to a close recently after his contract reached its expiration date.
The Red Devils opted against extending his stay, leaving the 35-year-old free to pursue a fresh challenge.
Offers from sides in the MLS, Dubai the Far East and Turkey are rumoured to be on the table, as well as interest from Crystal Palace and West Ham.
But QPR are ready to beat their rivals by offering Ferdinand a salary of up to £80,000-per-week – which would make him the Londoners’ highest earner.
Loic Remy – on £75,000-per-week – currently holds that record, but he is set to leave which could open the door for the defender to become the undisputed top dog in terms of salary at Loftus Road.
The switch may also tempt Ferdinand himself, with Harry Redknapp having handed him his professional debut at West Ham in 1996.
The Super Hoops’ transfer policy has been criticised in recent times, amid reports that they pay more in wages than Champions League runners-up and La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.