Updated salary information for all SEC head coaches
It’s a good time to be an SEC coach, and now that all the positions are filled (thank you, Tennessee), we can take a look at how each coach is compensated.
From Alabama to Missouri, there are some big salaries for SEC coaches, as compiled in this annual USA TODAY report.
Until some very notable recent extensions kick in, here’s how the 14 SEC coaches currently stack up against one another in terms of salary:
- Nick Saban, Alabama: $11,132,000
- Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M: $7,500,000
- Dan Mullen, Florida: $6,000,000
- Gus Malzahn, Auburn: $4,725,000
- Jeremy Pruitt, Tennessee: $3,800,000
- Kirby Smart, Georgia: $3,753,600
- Mark Stoops, Kentucky: $3,750,600
- Chad Morris, Arkansas: $3,500,000
- Ed Orgeron, LSU: $3,500,000
- Will Muschamp, South Carolina: $3,100,000
- Matt Luke, Ole Miss: $3,000,000
- Derek Mason, Vanderbilt: $2,721,834
- Joe Moorhead, Mississippi State: $2,700,000
- Barry Odom, Missouri: $2,350,000
Malzahn, of course, just signed a big new deal, which will pay him as much as $7 million per year. Muschamp, too, is reportedly working on an extension, so expect to see his pay rise in 2018.
Saban, meanwhile, got a $4 million signing bonus to go with his extension, so his salary will drop a bit next season, though it’ll still pay him about $8 million.
With coaching salaries on the rise, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see some of the names toward the bottom of the above list close the gap in the next couple of years.