With the top head coaches in college football earning a cool $5 million a year, what do the top assistant coaches make?
And given that compensation doesn’t always reflect results, which guys should make more?
In other words, does the salary scheme for assistants reflect that of head coaches, where—according to USA Today—Michigan’s Brady Hoke (7-6) made $4.1 million in 2013, while Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio (13-1) made $1.9 million?
To answer this, we’ve taken 10 of the top assistants in college football and compared their total pay—according to USA Today’s salary database—to that of guys who do the same job at the same level.
Taking things one step further, we’ve used the comparative data to recommend raises and pay cuts for each.
Statistics courtesy of College Football Statistics, unless otherwise noted biographical information courtesy of each coach’s school bio.