These College Football Head Coach Salaries Rival Their NFL Counterparts

College football coaches are among the highest paid coaches in the nation. Some even make more than their NFL counterparts. Nick Saban is the highest paid coach in college. Saban’s $8.3 million a year salary at Alabama would also easily make him one of the highest paid coaches in the NFL. Of course, with a track record for winning championships like his, it’s hard to say to hasn’t earned it! We’ll let you decide if the rest of the coaches on this list have earned their high salaries, too.

Nick Saban – $8.3 Million

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Before we talk about everyone else, let’s look at how Saban earned his massive payday with Alabama. Since taking over the program in 2007, Saban has won five National Championships. His overall record at the school is a mind boggling 141-21!

Since 2011, no Crimson Tide team Saban has coached has lost more than two games. All he does is win, and he’s doing it at one of the most prestigious schools in the nation. The school is so in love with Saban, that on top of his salary, they also found a way to pay off his $3 million mortgage in 2014.