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NCAA Football Coach Salaries in Real-time

On average, college football coaches are the highest paid coaches of all at the college level. The average pay for college football coaches exceeds $2 million but their “bonuses” tend to pay significantly more.

There are 71 head coaches that earn more than $1 million per season. According to Newsday, the average compensation for the 108 NCAA I football coaches is $1.75 million–an increase of 75 percent since 2007.

The SEC commands the top of the list with Nik Saban, Kevin Sumlin, Les Miles, and Hugh Freeze earning a combined $20.7 million. The SEC owns the list with 11 of the top 20 highest paid coaches at the college level.

Average Salary by Division

  • The average SEC head coach earns $4.3 million.
  • The average Big 12 head coach earns $3.4 million
  • The average Big Ten’s head coach earns $3.1 million
  • The average ACC head coach earns $2.7 million
  • The average Pac-12 head coach earns $2.7 million

The numbers below represent head coach salaries in real-time. The average American’s salary, according to government sources, can be found ascending in real-time in the right sidebar of this page. Numbers have been provided to show the gap between the two.

Do you think that head coaches are paid too much? How could the money be better spent at universities or is it well spent? Leave comments below.

Nick Saban

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Head coach of Alabama

Total Pay

$7,160,187

$3,430.850 per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, Nick Saban has earned

Jim Harbaugh

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Head coach of Michigan

Total Pay

$5,XXX,XXX

$2,xxx.xx per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, Jim Harbaugh has earned

Bob Stoops

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Head coach of Oklahoma

Total Pay

$5,058,333

$2,423.73 per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, Bob Stoops has earned

Kevin Sumlin

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Head coach of Texas A&M

Total Pay

$5,006,000

$2,398.66 per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, Kevin Sumlin has earned

Charlie Strong

charlie_strong salary
Head coach of Texas

Total Pay

$5,000,270

$2,395.91 per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, Charlie Strong has earned

Urban Meyer

Urban_Meyer Salary
Head coach of Ohio State

Total Pay

$4,536,640

$2,173.76 per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, Urban Meyer has earned

Les Miles

Les_Miles salary
Head coach of LSU

Total Pay

$4,369,582

$2,093.71 per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, Les Miles has earned

James Franklin

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Head coach of Penn State

Total Pay

$4,300,000

$2,060.37 per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, James Franklin has earned

Steve Spurrier

Steve_Spurrier Salary
Head coach of South Carolina

Total Pay

$4,016,900

$1,924.72 per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, Steve Spurrier has earned

Gary Patterson

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Head coach of Texas Christian

Total Pay

$4,008,150

$1,920.53 per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, Gary Patterson has earned

Gus Malzahn

Gus_Malzahn salary
Head coach of Auburn

Total Pay

$3,854,500

$1,846.91 per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, Gus Malzahn has earned

Chris Petersen

Chris_Petersen salary
Head coach of Washington

Total Pay

$3,681,720

$1,764.12 per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, Chris Petersen has earned

Jimbo Fisher

Jimbo_Fisher salary
Head coach of Florida State

Total Pay

$3,591,667

$1,720.97 per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, Jimbo Fisher has earned

Mike Gundy

Mike_Gundy salary
Head coach of Oklahoma State

Total Pay

$3,500,000

$1,677.05 per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, Mike Gundy has earned

Gary Pinkel

Gary_Pinkel salary
Head coach of Missouri

Total Pay

$3,400,000

$1,629.13 per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, Gary Pinkel has earned

Mark Richt

Mark_Richt salary
Head coach of Georgia

Total Pay

$3,314,000

$1,587.93 per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, Mark Richt has earned

Rich Rodriguez

Rich_Rodriguez salary
Head coach of Arizona

Total Pay

$3,298,500

$1,580.50 per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, Rich Rodriguez has earned

Jim Mora

Jim_Mora salary
Head coach of UCLA

Total Pay

$3,250,000

$1,557.26 per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, Jim Mora has earned

Bret Bielema

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Head coach of Arkansas

Total Pay

$3,214,000

$1,540.01 per hour

During the time you’ve been on this page, Bret Bielema has earned

*Computing Hourly Rates of Pay Using the 2,087-Hour Divisor [OPM.gov]

Sources:

USA Today

SBNation

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