The 25 Highest-Paid Coaches In College Football

Once again, Nick Saban is the highest-paid coach in college football.

While that may not be a surprise, some of the other names among the 25 highest-paid coaches may raise some eyebrows. As college football revenue continues to skyrocket, salaries for coaches continue to go up even at schools that are not traditional powerhouses.

USAToday.com has compiled the annual salary and outside income generated by most of the Division I college football programs (private schools are not obligated to release salary information for employees).

Here are the 25 highest-paid.

25. Steve Sarkisian, Washington -- $US2.58 million

Salary: $US2,575,000

Other income: $US0

Total Compensation: $US2,575,000

24. Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia -- $US2.63 million

Salary: $US2,630,000

Other income: $US0

Total Compensation: $US2,630,000

23. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State -- $US2.70 million

Salary: $US2,700,000

Other income: $US0

Total Compensation: $US2,700,000

22. Will Muschamp, Florida -- $US2.73 million

Salary: $US2,724,500

Other income: $US10,000

Total Compensation: $US2,734,500

21. Jimbo Fisher, Florida State -- $US2.75 million

Salary: $US2,750,000

Other income: $US0

Total Compensation: $US2,750,000

20. Gary Pinkel, Missouri -- $US2.80 million

Salary: $US2,800,000

Other income: $US200

Total Compensation: $US2,800,200

19. Bill Snyder, Kansas State -- $US2.80 million

Salary: $US2,800,000

Other income: $US3,000

Total Compensation: $US2,803,000

18. Bo Pelini, Nebraska -- $US2.98 million

Salary: $US2,975,000

Other income: $US0

Total Compensation: $US2,975,000

17. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M -- $US3.10 million

Salary: $US3,100,000

Other income: $US300

Total Compensation: $US3,100,300

16. Gary Patterson, Texas Christian -- $US3.12 million

Salary: $US3,120,760

Other income: $US0

Total Compensation: $US3,120,760

15. Tommy Tuberville, Cincinnati -- $US3.14 million

Salary: $US3,143,000

Other income: $US0

Total Compensation: $US3,143,000

14. Bill O'Brien, Penn State -- $US3.28 million

Salary: $US3,282,779

Other income: $US0

Total Compensation: $US3,282,779

13. Mark Richt, Georgia -- $US3.31 million

Salary: $US3,200,000

Other income: $US114,000

Total Compensation: $US3,314,000

12. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina -- $US3.32 million

Salary: $US3,300,000

Other income: $US22,500

Total Compensation: $US3,322,500

11. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State -- $US3.45 million

Salary: $US3,450,000

Other income: $US0

Total Compensation: $US3,450,000

10. Charlie Strong, Louisville -- $US3.74 million

Salary: $US3,700,000

Other income: $US38,500

Total Compensation: $US3,738,500

9. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa -- $US3.99 million

Salary: $US3,985,000

Other income: $US0

Total Compensation: $US3,985,000

8. Brady Hoke, Michigan -- $US4.15 million

Salary: $US4,154,000

Other income: $US0

Total Compensation: $US4,154,000

7. Les Miles, LSU -- $US4.46 million

Salary: $US4,300,000

Other income: $US159,363

Total Compensation: $US4,459,363

6. Urban Meyer, Ohio State -- $US4.61 million

Salary: $US4,608,000

Other income: $US0

Total Compensation: $US4,608,000

5. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma -- $US4.77 million

Salary: $US4,741,667

Other income: $US31,500

Total Compensation: $US4,773,167

4. Butch Jones, Tennessee -- $US4.86 million

Salary: $US4,860,000

Other income: $US0

Total Compensation: $US4,860,000

3. Bret Bielema, Arkansas -- $US5.16 million

Salary: $US5,158,863

Other income: $US0

Total Compensation: $US5,158,863

2. Mack Brown, Texas -- $US5.45 million

Salary: $US5,392,500

Other income: $US61,250

Total Compensation: $US5,453,750

1. Nick Saban, Alabama -- $US5.55 million

Salary: $US5,395,852

Other income: $US150,000

Total Compensation: $US5,545,852

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