The average salary of assistant football coaches at colleges with big-time athletic programs is now $200,000, according to an analysis by USA Today. (By comparison, the average salary of a full professor at a public doctoral institution is $121,000.) Two of the assistant coaches are earning more than $1 million, and several universities are spending in the seven figures for the assistant coaches as group. Clemson University's assistant coaches earn more than $4.2 million, while Louisiana State University's assistant football coaches earn more than $4 million.
- Well-Paid 'Assistants'
- Salary Pecking Order
- Rich Get Richer in Athletics
- Administrators' Salaries Are Up 3.5%
- Coaches vs. Faculty and Staff
- Football coach salaries up 10 percent over last year and top $5 million
- AAUP survey finds that average faculty salary increased by rate of inflation in last year
- Study: Tenure-track professors saw 2.1% average raise this year
Search for Jobs