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College Football Salaries List Revealed: Nick Saban on Top

| by Alex Groberman

In a very interesting project, the USA Today along with the National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School and Stinson Morrison Heckler LLP put together a list of head coaching salaries for most Division IA schools.

There were no real shockers on this list with Alabama’s Nick Saban being the richest coach around and Kent State’s Doug Martin being the poorest.

Check out the totals below.

 
School Coach
Conference
University compensation
Non-university compensation
Total
Maximum bonus
Air Force Troy Calhoun
MWC
$725,000
$18,500
$743,500
$580,000
Akron Rob Ianello
MAC
$375,000
NA
$375,000
$155,000
Alabama Nick Saban
SEC
$5,166,666
$830,683
$5,997,349
$700,000
Alabama-Birmingham Neil Callaway
CUSA
$378,000
$3,800
$381,800
$305,000
Arizona Mike Stoops
Pac-10
$1,100,000
$285,838
$1,385,838
$650,000
Arizona State Dennis Erickson
Pac-10
$1,500,000
$3,000
$1,503,000
$1,800,000
Arkansas Bobby Petrino
SEC
$2,700,000
$13,000
$2,713,000
$475,000
Arkansas State Steve Roberts
Sun Belt
$140,000
$83,078
$223,078
$0
Army Rich Ellerson
Independent
$400,000
$0
$400,000
$550,000
Auburn Gene Chizik
SEC
$2,100,000
$3,500
$2,103,500
$1,500,000
Ball State (4) Stan Parrish
MAC
$350,000
$0
$350,000
$250,000
Baylor (3) Art Briles
Big 12
$878,315
NA
$878,315
NA
Boise State Chris Petersen
WAC
$1,489,053
$5,000
$1,494,053
$145,000
Boston College Frank Spaziani
ACC
NA
NA
NA
NA
Bowling Green Dave Clawson
MAC
$205,000
$1,000
$206,000
$98,000
Brigham Young Bronco Mendenhall
MWC
NA
NA
NA
NA
Buffalo Jeff Quinn
MAC
$338,000
NA
$338,000
$317,500
California Jeff Tedford
Pac-10
$2,300,000
$5,000
$2,305,000
$265,000
Central Florida George O'Leary
CUSA
$1,325,754
$0
$1,325,754
$600,000
Central Michigan Dan Enos
MAC
$350,000
NA
$350,000
$125,500
Cincinnati Butch Jones
Big East
$1,100,000
$1,500
$1,101,500
$320,000
Clemson Dabo Swinney
ACC
$1,750,000
$18,500
$1,768,500
$694,792
Colorado (4) Dan Hawkins
Big 12
$1,383,903
$8,000
$1,391,903
$985,444
Colorado State (2) Steve Fairchild
MWC
$700,000
NA
$700,000
$435,000
Connecticut (2) Randy Edsall
Big East
$1,550,000
NA
$1,550,000
$114,583
Duke (3) David Cutcliffe
ACC
$1,581,903
NA
$1,581,903
NA
East Carolina Ruffin McNeill
CUSA
$792,241
$2,000
$794,241
$350,000
Eastern Michigan Ron English
MAC
$315,000
$1,000
$316,000
$90,000
Florida Urban Meyer
SEC
$4,010,000
$0
$4,010,000
$575,000
Florida Atlantic Howard Schnellenberger
Sun Belt
$400,405
$7,500
$407,905
$115,000
Florida International Mario Cristobal
Sun Belt
$437,382
$0
$437,382
$50,000
Florida State Jimbo Fisher
ACC
$1,800,000
$4,000
$1,804,000
$675,000
Fresno State Pat Hill
WAC
$952,499
$46,810
$999,309
$697,167
Georgia Mark Richt
SEC
$2,811,340
$126,400
$2,937,740
$600,000
Georgia Tech Paul Johnson
ACC
$2,300,000
$0
$2,300,000
$1,125,000
Hawaii Greg McMackin
WAC
$1,100,004
$13,000
$1,113,004
$160,000
Houston Kevin Sumlin
CUSA
$1,000,000
$0
$1,000,000
$500,000
Idaho Robb Akey
WAC
$355,797
$7,390
$363,187
$158,262
Illinois Ron Zook
Big Ten
$1,505,000
$3,500
$1,508,500
$52,650
Indiana (2, 4) Bill Lynch
Big Ten
$650,000
NA
$650,000
$450,000
Iowa Kirk Ferentz
Big Ten
$3,775,000
$6,000
$3,781,000
$1,750,000
Iowa State Paul Rhoads
Big 12
$1,050,000
$1,145
$1,051,145
$1,550,000
Kansas Turner Gill
Big 12
$2,100,000
$1,200
$2,101,200
$419,158
Kansas State Bill Snyder
Big 12
$1,875,000
$0
$1,875,000
$455,000
Kent State (4) Doug Martin
MAC
$190,000
$0
$190,000
$91,500
Kentucky Joker Phillips
SEC
$1,700,000
$6,600
$1,706,600
$1,105,000
Louisiana Tech Sonny Dykes
WAC
$450,000
NA
$450,000
$310,000
Louisiana-Lafayette (4) Rickey Bustle
Sun Belt
$225,000
$1,000
$226,000
$47,500
Louisiana-Monroe Todd Berry
Sun Belt
$215,000
NA
$215,000
$62,500
Louisville Charlie Strong
Big East
$1,600,000
$0
$1,600,000
$633,333
LSU Les Miles
SEC
$3,751,000
$154,000
$3,905,000
$400,000
Marshall Doc Holliday
CUSA
$600,000
$17,750
$617,750
$80,000
Maryland Ralph Friedgen
ACC
$2,036,306
$7,000
$2,043,306
$737,232
Memphis Larry Porter
CUSA
$750,000
$0
$750,000
$190,000
Miami (Fla.) (4) Randy Shannon
ACC
NA
NA
NA
NA
Miami (Ohio) Mike Haywood
MAC
$300,000
$0
$300,000
$296,496
Michigan Rich Rodriguez
Big Ten
$2,515,180
$10,100
$2,525,280
$300,000
Michigan State Mark Dantonio
Big Ten
$1,796,700
$0
$1,796,700
$660,000
Middle Tennessee Rick Stockstill
Sun Belt
$488,955
$2,625
$491,580
$111,000
Minnesota (2, 4) Tim Brewster
Big Ten
$808,000
NA
$808,000
$1,050,000
Mississippi Houston Nutt
SEC
$2,500,000
$9,000
$2,509,000
NA
Mississippi State Dan Mullen
SEC
$1,200,000
$8,295
$1,208,295
NA
Missouri Gary Pinkel
Big 12
$2,550,000
$0
$2,550,000
$850,000
Navy (3) Ken Niumatalolo
Independent
$926,434
NA
$926,434
NA
Nebraska (2) Bo Pelini
Big 12
$2,100,000
NA
$2,100,000
$550,000
Nevada Chris Ault
WAC
$443,093
$0
$443,093
$30,000
Nevada-Las Vegas Bobby Hauck
MWC
$500,000
$2,500
$502,500
$140,000
New Mexico Mike Locksley
MWC
$750,000
$0
$750,000
$265,000
New Mexico State DeWayne Walker
WAC
$375,000
$0
$375,000
$185,000
North Carolina (2) Butch Davis
ACC
$1,752,000
NA
$1,752,000
$105,000
North Carolina State Tom O'Brien
ACC
$632,950
$887,500
$1,520,450
$750,000
North Texas (4) Todd Dodge
Sun Belt
$289,161
$0
$289,161
$101,000
Northern Illinois Jerry Kill
MAC
$346,812
$1,000
$347,812
$205,000
Northwestern Pat Fitzgerald
Big Ten
NA
NA
NA
NA
Notre Dame Brian Kelly
Independent
NA
NA
NA
NA
Ohio Frank Solich
MAC
$458,300
$2,500
$460,800
$288,325
Ohio State Jim Tressel
Big Ten
$3,512,000
$376,389
$3,888,389
$450,000
Oklahoma Bob Stoops
Big 12
$4,275,000
$100,000
$4,375,000
$819,500
Oklahoma State (2) Mike Gundy
Big 12
$1,925,000
NA
$1,925,000
$500,000
Oregon (2) Chip Kelly
Pac-10
$2,400,000
NA
$2,400,000
$885,000
Oregon State (2) Mike Riley
Pac-10
$1,110,000
NA
$1,110,000
$360,000
Penn State (1, 2, 3) Joe Paterno
Big Ten
$1,109,977
NA
$1,109,977
NA
Pittsburgh (1, 2, 3, 4) Dave Wannstedt
Big East
$1,010,873
NA
$1,010,873
NA
Purdue (2) Danny Hope
Big Ten
$900,000
NA
$900,000
$637,250
Rice (3) David Bailiff
CUSA
$487,340
NA
$487,340
NA
Rutgers Greg Schiano
Big East
$1,895,000
$105,932
$2,000,932
$630,000
San Diego State Brady Hoke
MWC
$675,000
$0
$675,000
$700,000
San Jose State Mike MacIntyre
WAC
$401,820
$2,000
$403,820
$300,835
South Carolina Steve Spurrier
SEC
$2,000,000
$32,500
$2,032,500
$1,000,000
South Florida Skip Holtz
Big East
$1,700,000
NA
$1,700,000
$350,000
Southern California Lane Kiffin
Pac-10
NA
NA
NA
NA
Southern Methodist (3) June Jones
CUSA
$2,142,056
NA
$2,142,056
NA
Southern Mississippi Larry Fedora
CUSA
$685,000
$19,500
$704,500
$165,000
Stanford Jim Harbaugh
Pac-10
NA
NA
NA
NA
Syracuse Doug Marrone
Big East
NA
NA
NA
NA
Temple (1, 2) Al Golden
MAC
$513,867
NA
$513,867
NA
Tennessee Derek Dooley
SEC
$2,118,391
$3,000
$2,121,391
$475,000
Texas Mack Brown
Big 12
$5,100,000
$61,500
$5,161,500
$850,000
Texas A&M Mike Sherman
Big 12
$1,800,000
$1,000
$1,801,000
$350,000
Texas Christian (3) Gary Patterson
MWC
$1,642,089
NA
$1,642,089
NA
Texas Tech Tommy Tuberville
Big 12
$1,500,000
$9,000
$1,509,000
$1,025,000
Texas-El Paso Mike Price
CUSA
$383,346
$11,500
$394,846
$320,853
Toledo Tim Beckman
MAC
$370,000
$0
$370,000
$256,000
Troy Larry Blakeney
Sun Belt
$355,000
$1,000
$356,000
$75,000
Tulane Bob Toledo
CUSA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Tulsa (3) Todd Graham
CUSA
$804,253
NA
$804,253
NA
UCLA Rick Neuheisel
Pac-10
$1,250,000
$26,000
$1,276,000
$500,000
Utah (2) Kyle Whittingham
MWC
$1,175,000
NA
$1,175,000
$485,000
Utah State Gary Andersen
WAC
$352,400
$2,000
$354,400
$45,000
Vanderbilt (4) Robbie Caldwell
SEC
NA
NA
NA
NA
Virginia Mike London
ACC
$1,780,000
NA
$1,780,000
$715,000
Virginia Tech Frank Beamer
ACC
$2,043,000
$85,000
$2,128,000
$407,500
Wake Forest (3) Jim Grobe
ACC
$2,939,475
NA
$2,939,475
NA
Washington Steve Sarkisian
Pac-10
$1,850,004
$0
$1,850,004
$1,500,000
Washington State Paul Wulff
Pac-10
$600,000
$650
$600,650
$220,000
West Virginia Bill Stewart
Big East
$903,000
$30,000
$933,000
$590,000
Western Kentucky Willie Taggart
Sun Belt
$225,000
NA
$225,000
$144,750
Western Michigan Bill Cubit
MAC