Business is booming if you’re a college football head coach, especially if you coach in the SEC.
The SEC leads all Power Five conferences with nine of its 14 head coaches scheduled to make $4 million in 2016. All seven SEC West coaches will reach that figure this season, with Florida coach Jim McElwain and Tennessee coach Butch Jones representing the $4-million club in the East.
In total, a minimum of 21 FBS head coaches will bank at least $4 million in 2016, according to data compiled by coachingsearch.com’s Chris Vannini. In 2007, there weren’t any coaches making $4 million a season, but there were four in 2012 and 12 in 2014.
Alabama’s Nick Saban has the highest annual salary among all FBS coaches at more than $7 million, while Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin is second in the SEC at $5 million.