USA Today: NCAA Football Coaches Salaries

By Steve Berkowitz | USA Today

1238
2016 NCAAF COACHES SALARIES
SCHOOL CONF HEAD COACH SCHOOL PAY OTHER PAY TOTAL PAY MAX BONUS BONUSES PAID
(2015-16)
STAFF PAY
TOTAL
Michigan Big Ten Jim Harbaugh $9,004,000 $1,325,000 $0
Alabama SEC Nick Saban $6,939,395 $700,000 $625,000
Ohio State Big Ten Urban Meyer $6,003,000 $91,800 $775,000 $250,000
Oklahoma Big 12 Bob Stoops $5,550,000 $0 $834,000 $333,000
Florida State ACC Jimbo Fisher $5,250,000 $1,475,000 $100,000
Texas Big 12 Charlie Strong $5,200,000 $130 $1,006,000 $0
Texas A&M SEC Kevin Sumlin $5,000,000 $1,350,000 $50,000
Auburn SEC Gus Malzahn $4,725,000 $4,500 $1,400,000 $125,000
Mississippi SEC Hugh Freeze $4,700,000 $3,500 $1,225,000 $300,000
Iowa Big Ten Kirk Ferentz $4,500,000 $0 $2,875,000 $900,000
Penn State Big Ten James Franklin $4,500,000 $1,000,000 $200,000
Clemson ACC Dabo Swinney $4,417,500 $5,200 $1,725,000 $1,100,000
LSU SEC Les Miles $4,300,000 $85,567 $700,000 $100,000
Michigan State Big Ten Mark Dantonio $4,300,000 $0 $650,000 $475,000
Florida SEC Jim McElwain $4,268,325 $0 $450,000 $100,000
Mississippi State SEC Dan Mullen $4,200,000 $0 $900,000 $200,000
Arkansas SEC Bret Bielema $4,100,000 $45,000 $1,000,000 $100,000
Tennessee SEC Butch Jones $4,110,000 $1,000,000 $350,000
Stanford Pac-12 David Shaw $4,067,219
Texas Christian Big 12 Gary Patterson $4,014,723
Louisville ACC Bobby Petrino $3,880,434 $30,000 $1,464,583 $794,667
Oklahoma State Big 12 Mike Gundy $3,775,000 $550,000 $100,000
Georgia SEC Kirby Smart $3,753,600 $1,800,000
Utah Pac-12 Kyle Whittingham $3,650,000 $935,000 $334,167
Washington Pac-12 Chris Petersen $3,600,000 $5,847 $1,175,000 $150,000
Kentucky SEC Mark Stoops $3,500,000 $13,600 $2,800,000 $50,000
UCLA Pac-12 Jim Mora $3,450,000 $0 $1,065,000 $120,000
Northwestern Big Ten Pat Fitzgerald $3,350,638
Oregon Pac-12 Mark Helfrich $3,300,000 $12,700 $1,635,000 $150,000
Texas Tech Big 12 Kliff Kingsbury $3,306,575 $0 $1,500,000 $50,000
Virginia ACC Bronco Mendenhall $3,275,000 $2,445,000
Virginia Tech ACC Justin Fuente $3,200,000 $400,000
Kansas State Big 12 Bill Snyder $3,100,000 $6,000 $580,000 $50,000
Arizona State Pac-12 Todd Graham $3,100,000 $3,438 $3,823,000 $375,000
Houston AAC Tom Herman $3,000,000 $3,500 $447,500 $137,500
South Carolina SEC Will Muschamp $3,000,000 $2,500 $1,075,000
West Virginia Big 12 Dana Holgorsen $2,980,000 $0 $600,000 $60,000
Washington State Pac-12 Mike Leach $2,950,000 $0 $725,000 $100,000
California Pac-12 Sonny Dykes $2,900,000 $8,000 $800,000 $50,000
Georgia Tech ACC Paul Johnson $2,884,361 $2,000 $1,050,000 $235,000
Arizona Pac-12 Rich Rodriguez $2,500,000 $360,000 $2,025,000 $50,000
Nebraska Big Ten Mike Riley $2,800,000 $950,000 $0
Wisconsin Big Ten Paul Chryst $2,700,000 $6,200 $440,000 $100,000
Vanderbilt SEC Derek Mason $2,556,877
Oregon State Pac-12 Gary Andersen $2,550,000 $525,000 $0
Maryland Big Ten DJ Durkin $2,412,000 $625,000
Missouri SEC Barry Odom $2,350,000 $1,025,000
Boston College ACC Steve Addazio $2,333,628
Duke ACC David Cutcliffe $2,320,773
Indiana Big Ten Kevin Wilson $2,320,000 $1,130,000 $175,000
North Carolina State ACC Dave Doeren $2,200,000 $1,750,000 $125,000
Cincinnati AAC Tommy Tuberville $2,200,000 $565,000 $70,000
Purdue Big Ten Darrell Hazell $2,190,000 $1,545,000 $120,000
Wake Forest ACC Dave Clawson $2,113,166
Colorado Pac-12 Mike MacIntyre $2,011,050 $400 $1,500,000 $300,000
Iowa State Big 12 Matt Campbell $2,000,000 $900,000
Rutgers Big Ten Chris Ash $2,000,000 $960,000
Navy AAC Ken Niumatalolo $2,000,000
North Carolina ACC Larry Fedora $1,986,265 $348,444 $58,500
Illinois Big Ten Lovie Smith $1,809,179 $1,000,000
Memphis AAC Mike Norvell $1,800,000 $570,000
South Florida AAC Willie Taggart $1,700,000 $4,000 $900,000 $25,000
Central Florida AAC Scott Frost $1,700,000 $250,000
Connecticut AAC Bob Diaco $1,700,000 $450,000 $33,333
Notre Dame Ind. Brian Kelly $1,624,730
Fresno State Mt. West Tim DeRuyter $1,518,480 $30,000 $1,685,000 $245,000
Colorado State Mt. West Mike Bobo $1,450,000 $685,000 $50,000
Minnesota Big Ten Tracy Claeys $1,400,000 $1,250,000 $157,942
Boise State Mt. West Bryan Harsin $1,300,004 $0 $400,000 $85,000
Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt Mark Hudspeth $1,100,000 $0 $155,000 $0
Temple AAC Matt Rhule $1,041,739
East Carolina AAC Scottie Montgomery $1,000,000 $850,000
Army Ind. Jeff Monken $932,521 $256,000
Wyoming Mt. West Craig Bohl $909,000 $0 $330,000 $105,000
Rice C-USA David Bailiff $903,556
Air Force Mt. West Troy Calhoun $885,000 $85,000
Texas-San Antonio C-USA Frank Wilson $835,000 $185,000
New Mexico Mt. West Bob Davie $822,690 $1,250 $490,000 $20,000
Western Michigan MAC P.J. Fleck $816,360 $4,000 $336,000 $128,500
North Texas C-USA Seth Littrell $815,000 $535,000
San Diego State Mt. West Rocky Long $810,632 $0 $655,000 $195,000
Western Kentucky C-USA Jeff Brohm $805,600 $3,120 $450,000 $150,000
Middle Tennessee C-USA Rick Stockstill $801,504 $2,500 $126,142 $65,142
Kansas Big 12 David Beaty $801,109 $0 $925,000 $0
Utah State Mt. West Matt Wells $800,000 $730,000 $60,000
Marshall C-USA Doc Holliday $762,570 $2,750 $145,000 $55,000
Arkansas State Sun Belt Blake Anderson $700,000 $0 $235,000 $50,000
Toledo MAC Jason Candle $675,000 $0 $602,500
Troy Sun Belt Neal Brown $660,000 $0 $490,000 $0
Texas State Sun Belt Everett Withers $650,000 $66,667
Northern Illinois MAC Rod Carey $623,000 $2,500 $205,000 $52,500
Florida International C-USA Ron Turner $609,731 $1,000 $150,000 $25,000
Charlotte C-USA Brad Lambert $600,000 $120,000 $0
Florida Atlantic C-USA Charlie Partridge $591,250 $0 $100,000 $5,000
Nevada Mt. West Brian Polian $575,000 $3,000 $250,000 $85,000
Ohio MAC Frank Solich $572,715 $331,930 $10,000
Old Dominion C-USA Bobby Wilder $554,590 $15,000 $504,506 $0
South Alabama Sun Belt Joey Jones $525,000 $35,000 $211,025 $5,000
San Jose State Mt. West Ron Caragher $546,745 $195,000 $10,000
Central Michigan MAC John Bonamego $545,640 $300 $320,000 $43,500
Georgia State Sun Belt Trent Miles $537,405 $2,000 $362,500 $56,000
Appalachian State Sun Belt Scott Satterfield $525,000 $290,000 $30,000
Texas-El Paso C-USA Sean Kugler $515,332 $0 $493,776 $24,128
Louisiana Tech C-USA Skip Holtz $500,000 $15,000 $295,000 $25,000
Nevada-Las Vegas Mt. West Tony Sanchez $510,000 $325,000 $15,000
Southern Mississippi C-USA Jay Hopson $500,000 $867,500
Georgia Southern Sun Belt Tyson Summers $500,000 $292,500
Miami (Ohio) MAC Chuck Martin $472,300 $0 $498,081 $6,750
Massachusetts Ind. Mark Whipple $467,965 $1,250 $295,000 $10,000
Eastern Michigan MAC Chris Creighton $434,840 $310,000 $0
Ball State MAC Mike Neu $425,000 $3,500 $370,000
Idaho Sun Belt Paul Petrino $417,104 $0 $152,000 $10,000
Akron MAC Terry Bowden $411,000 $1,500 $225,000 $30,000
Bowling Green MAC Mike Jinks $410,000 $245,000
Kent State MAC Paul Haynes $405,912 $1,000 $173,000 $12,000
Buffalo MAC Lance Leipold $405,500 $0 $380,000
Hawaii Mt. West Nick Rolovich $400,008 $1,260,000
Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt Matt Viator $390,000 $50,000
New Mexico State Sun Belt Doug Martin $376,044 $0 $135,000 $0
Syracuse ACC Dino Babers
Baylor Big 12 Jim Grobe
Miami (Fla.) ACC Mark Richt
Tulane AAC Willie Fritz
Southern California Pac-12 Clay Helton
Pittsburgh ACC Pat Narduzzi
Tulsa AAC Philip Montgomery
Brigham Young Ind. Kalani Sitake
Southern Methodist AAC Chad Morris

 

To see the methodology behind this data, click here.

Coaches’ records are going into 2016 season. Except for Minnesota’s Tracy Claeys and Southern California’s Clay Helton, records are as displayed in NCAA Career Statistics database at ncaa.org, which takes into account actions by the NCAA Committee on Infractions. Records for Claeys and Helton are from their respective schools.

“Record at school” data for Louisville’s Bobby Petrino, Massachusetts’ Mark Whipple and Kansas State’s Bill Snyder are based on their current tenures at the schools.

Compilation of figures for Staff Pay, the total amount paid to schools’ nine full-time assistant coaches, is in progress.

CREDITS
By Steve Berkowitz, Christopher Schnaars and Sean Dougherty of USA TODAY; Stephanie Klein for USA TODAY; Robert Lattinville, who is of counsel to Spencer Fane LLP and whose practice areas include areas include representation of college coaches, athletics directors and NCAA member institutions; Roger Denny, a partner with Spencer Fane; David Zwart, a St. Louis-based attorney who works with Lattinville.