SEC coaches will make more money in 2016 than any other Power 5 conference

It’s no secret that there are a ton of highly paid coaches inside the SEC. Alabama head coach Nick Saban checks in highest, with his $7.09 million a year salary. Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin makes $5 million annually as well. There are a number of head coaches who received raises during the offseason, making the overall conference payout a lot higher — Tennessee head coach Butch Jones received a raise to get him over to the $4.1 million annually mark, and Florida’s Jim McElwain earned a raise earlier this month to give him $4.25 million a year — the highest SEC East salary.

According to new data acquired from, the SEC’s head coaches make more money than most other conferences. The SEC leads all Power Five conferences with a whopping nine of its 14 head coaches scheduled to make $4 million in 2016.

Check out the full list of SEC coaching salaries below.

Nick Saban, Alabama: $7.09 million

Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M: $5 million

Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss: $4.7 million

Les Miles, LSU: $4.39 million

Gus Malzahn, Auburn: $4.35 million

Jim McElwain, Florida: $4.25 million

Butch Jones, Tennessee: $4.13 million

Bret Bielema, Arkansas: $4.06 million

Dan Mullen, Miss. State: $4 million

Kirby Smart, Georgia: $3.75 million

Mark Stoops, Kentucky: $3.5 million

Will Muschamp, South Carolina: $3.0 million

Barry Odom, Missouri: $2.35 million

[H/T: Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

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