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.
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