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Coaches Salaries

Click below to see updated football head coach and assistant coach salaries...by school or coache's name.

2009 NCAA football coaches contracts (Source: USA Today)

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:

1Pete CarrollUSCPac-10$4,400,000
2Charlie WeisNotre DameInd.$4,200,000
3Nick SabanAlabamaSEC$3,900,000
4Bob StoopsOklahomaBig 12$3,800,000
5Les MilesLSUSEC$3,800,000
6Jim TresselOhio StateBig Ten$3,500,000
7Urban MeyerFloridaSEC $3,400,000
8Kirk FerentzIowaBig Ten$3,030,000
9Mack BrownTexasBig 12$2,910,000
10Bobby PetrinoArkansasSEC$2,900,000
11Mark RichtGeorgiaSEC$2,900,000
12Rich RodriguezMichiganBig Ten$2,500,000
12Bobby BowdenFlorida StateACC$2,500,000
12Gary PinkelMissouriBig 12$2,500,000
12Houston NuttOle MissSEC $2,500,000
16Mark ManginoKansasBig 12$2,300,000
16Paul JohnsonGeorgia TechACC$2,300,000
18Greg SchianoRutgersBig East$2,250,000
19Frank BeamerVirginia TechACC$2,100,000
19Butch DavisNorth CarolinaACC $2,100,000
21June JonesSMUC-USA$2,000,000
21Lane KiffinTennesseeSEC$2,000,000
21Gene ChizikAuburnSEC$2,000,000
24Al GrohVirginiaACC$1,875,000
25Bo PeliniNebraskaBig 12$1,851,000
26Jeff TedfordCaliforniaPac-10$1,850,000
26Steve SarkisianWashingtonPac 10$1,850,000
28Mike ShermanTexas A&MBig 12$1,800,000
28Art BrilesBaylorBig 12$1,800,000
28Steve SpurrierSouth CarolinaSEC$1,800,000
28Mark DantonioMichigan StateBig Ten$1,800,000
32Ralph FriedgenMarylandACC$1,750,000
32Mike LeachTexas TechBig 12$1,750,000
34Chip KellyOregonPac-10$1,500,000
34Joe PaternoPenn StateBig Ten$1,500,000
34Randy EdsallConnecticutBig East$1,500,000
34David CutcliffeDukeACC$1,500,000
34Randy ShannonMiamiACC$1,500,000
34Jim LeavittUSFBig East$1,500,000
40Steve KragthorpeLouisvilleBig East$1,450,000
41Bret BielemaWisconsinBig Ten$1,400,000
42Ron ZookIllinoisBig Ten$1,350,000
43Dave WannstedtPittBig East$1,300,000
43Gary PattersonTCUMWC$1,300,000
45Danny HopePurdueBig Ten$1,250,000
45Rick NeuheiselUCLAPac-10$1,250,000
45Pat HillFresno StateWAC$1,250,000
45Rich BrooksKentuckySEC$1,250,00
49Brian KellyCincinnatiBig East$1,200,000
49Jim GrobeWake ForestACC$1,200,000
49Dan MullenMississippi StateSEC$1,200,000
52Skip HoltzEast CarolinaC-USA$1,160,000
53George O'LearyUCFC-USA$1,150,000
53Paul RhoadsIowa StateBig 12$1,150,000
55Dennis EricksonArizona StatePac-10$1,100,000
55Todd GrahamTulsaC-USA$1,100,000
55Tom O'BrienN.C.ACC$1,100,000
55Greg McMackinHawaiiWAC$1,100,000
55Dan HawkinsColoradoBig 12$1,100,000
55Mike RileyOregon StatePac-10$1,100,000
55Bill SnyderKansas StateBig 12$1,100,000
55Doug MarroneSyracuseBig East$1,100,000
55Bobby JohnsonVanderbiltSEC$1,100,000
64Mike GundyOklahoma StateBig 12$1,050,000
65Mike StoopsArizonaPac-10$1,025,000
66Frank SpazianiBoston College ACC $1,000,000
66Dabo SwinneyClemsonACC$1,000,000
66Tim BrewsterMinnesotaBig Ten$1,000,000
66Jim HarbaughStanfordPac-10$1,000,000
70Tommy WestMemphisC-USA$950,000
71Chris PetersonBoise StateWAC$900,000
72Bill StewartWest VirginiaBig East$800,000
72Larry FedoraSouthern MissC-USA$800,000
72Steve FairchildColorado StateMWC $800,000
72Brady HokeSan Diego StateMWC$800,000
76Dave ChristensenWyomingMWC$750,000
76Ken NiumataloloNavyInd.$750,000
76Pat FitzgeraldNorthwesternBig Ten$750,000
76Mike LocksleyNew MexicoMWC$750,000
80Kevin SumlinHoustonC-USA$700,000
80Kyle WhittinghamUtahMWC$700,000
82Bronco MendenhallBYUMWC$650,000
82Stan BrockArmyInd.$650,000
82Bill LynchIndianaBig Ten$650,000
85Paul WulffWashington StatePac-10$600,000
85Bob ToledoTulaneC-USA$600,000
85Troy CalhounAir ForceMWC$600,000
88Al GoldenTempleMAC$575,000
89Mark SnyderMarshallC-USA$500,000
90Mike PriceUTEPC-USA$475,000
91Dick TomeySan Jose StateWAC$460,000
92Mike SanfordUNLVMWC$450,000
92Tim BeckmanToledoMAC$450,000
94David BailiffRice CUSA 2$400,000
94Frank SolichOhioMAC$400,000
94Derek DooleyLa. TechWAC$400,000
94Gary AndersonUtah StateWAC$400,000
94DeWayne WalkerNew Mexico StateWAC$400,000
99Mario CristobalFIUSun Belt$390,000
100Chris AultNevadaWAC$375,000
100Howard SchnellenbergerFAUSun Belt$375,000
101Neil CallawayUABC-USA$360,000
102Jerry KillNorthern IllinoisMAC$300,000
102Larry BlakeneyTroySun Belt$300,000
102Rick StockstillMiddle TennesseeSun Belt$300,000
102Dave ClawsonBowling GreenMAC$300,000
107Butch JonesCentral MichiganMAC$275,000
107Bill CubitWestern MichiganMAC$275,000
107Todd DodgeNorth TexasSun Belt$275,000
110Turner GillBuffaloMAC$265,000
111Stan ParrishBall StateMAC$250,000
111Robb AkeyIdahoWAC$250,000
111Ron EnglishEastern MichiganMAC$250,000
114J.D. BrookhartAkronMAC$245,000
115Charlie WeatherbieLa.-MonroeSun Belt$205,000
116Ricky BustleLa.-LafayetteSun Belt$200,000
117Steve RobertsArkansas StateSun Belt$200,000
117David ElsonWestern KentuckySun Belt$200,000
117Mike HaywoodMiami (OH)MAC $200,000
120Doug MartinKent StateMAC$170,000


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