Also: What NCAA schools spend on athletics: What schools spend on athletics isn't always easy to calculate. But each year, the NCAA collects 36 revenue and expense items from each of its member schools' budget. The data cover everything from ticket sales and university general fund support on the revenue side, to scholarships, salaries and game day costs on the expense side. (Source: USA Today)
Explanations of compensation catgories
Salary: Base salary, deferred payments earned on an annual basis, annuity payments for current contract year, payments based on ticket revenue when available, contractual expense accounts, housing allowances, etc. Salaries reported do not take into account deductions that have, or may, occur because of state government furlough actions.
Other income: Income for most recently available year from contract provisions other than those related to salary or from other agreements (e.g. shoe and/or apparel contracts; consideration for appearing on TV, radio or other media shows; making speeches or other public appearances; camps). Universities generally guarantee most — but not all — of this income; some might come from outside sources.
Total salary: Combination of salary and other income. Value of perks such as game tickets, luxury suites, cars, family travel, country club memberships and standard university benefits such as health care are not included.
Maximum bonus: The greatest amount that can be received if team meets prescribed on-field performance goals (e.g., win totals, bowl game appearances, conference and/or national championships, coach of the year awards, etc.), academic and/or player-conduct goals.
Ranking the salaries of the head football coaches of the Football Bowl Subdivision: