Where each SEC head coach ranks nationally in total salary for 2021
For football coaches who come to the SEC, expectations are high. The league is among the most competitive and features many of the top teams in the country each year. Schools want to see their programs have success.
However, many coaches who obtain a job in the SEC will also be paid handsomely for their efforts.
On Thursday, USA Today released the results of its annual coach salaries survey, as it obtained the amount that nearly every FBS coach in the country is getting paid for the 2021 season. And the names at the top of the list shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Of the 8 highest-paid coaches in the nation, 5 are from the SEC. That includes the 2 coaches at the top of the rankings — Alabama’s Nick Saban and LSU’s Ed Orgeron.
Here’s where every SEC coach’s salary ranks in the country for the 2021 season:
- Nick Saban, Alabama: $9,753,221 — No. 1
- Ed Orgeron, LSU: $9,012,917 — No. 2
- Dan Mullen, Florida: $7,570,000 — No. 6
- Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M: $7,500,000 — No. 7
- Kirby Smart, Georgia: $7,133,600 — No. 8
- Mark Stoops, Kentucky: $5,263,600 — No. 15
- Bryan Harsin, Auburn: $5,000,000 — No. 19
- Mike Leach, Mississippi State: $5,000,000 — No. 20
- Lane Kiffin, Ole Miss: $4,841,937 — No. 21
- Josh Heupel, Tennessee: $4,000,000 — No. 35
- Eli Drinkwitz, Missouri: $4,000,000 — No. 36
- Sam Pittman, Arkansas: $2,925,000 — No. 54
- Shane Beamer, South Carolina: $2,750,000 — No. 58
- Clark Lea, Vanderbilt: n/a (salary not obtained by USA Today)