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D1 football coach salary?

Hey guys, I'm just curious, do you know how much a Division 1 college football coach makes on average? It's not really related to my college application, but I thought it would be interesting to learn about.

6 months ago

Hi there! The average salary for a Division 1 college football coach can vary significantly based on the program's size, prestige, and conference. Generally speaking, salaries can range anywhere from $800,000 to well over $5 million per year.

Some of the most well-known and successful coaches at top programs often earn even higher salaries, with some making over $10 million per year. Additionally, their compensation packages may include bonuses tied to the team's performance, such as reaching a bowl game or winning a conference championship, which can add a significant amount to a coach's annual income.

It's also worth noting that college football coaches' salaries can be among the highest in higher education – in many cases, exceeding the salaries of the university presidents themselves. Keep in mind that the figures mentioned are for head coaches. Assistant coaches typically earn less, although still a good amount, with salaries ranging from around $200,000 to over a million dollars, depending on their specific roles and responsibilities and the resources of the program they work for.

I hope this gives you some insight into the world of college football coaching!

6 months ago

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