New Normal: The $10 million college football staff


A $4 million head coaching salary is the new $2.5 million of five years ago. Coaching salaries keep increasing year after year, and there’s more money funneling into college football than ever before.

Related: SEC head coaching salaries

With Nick Saban’s new reportedly $7-7.5 million deal, Alabama became a $10 million coaching staff, the only one currently in the SEC. Kirby Smart is the SEC’s highest paid assistant coach at $1.1 million, and he’s the second highest paid assistant in the country. Offensive Coordinator Doug Nussmeier is the SEC’s highest paid offensive coach, making $680,000.

Related: SEC’s highest paid assistant coaches

Coach School Pay Other Pay Total Pay
Nick Saban




Kirby Smart




Doug Nussmeier




Mario Cristobal




Bobby Williams




Lance Thompson




Billy Napier




Chris Rumph




Burton Burns




Greg Brown




TOTAL $11,462,700

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