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Where Does Scott Satterfield’s Salary Rank Among College Football Coaches?

Chris Humphrey

Scott Satterfield is the 41st highest paid FBS college football coach, according to a comprehensive database published by USA Today on Tuesday.

Satterfield earns $3,250,000 annually and has a buyout of $12,390,625.

The move to Louisville gave Satterfield significant pay raise from his annual $712,500 salary at Appalachian State.

Satterfield ranks fourth among ACC coaches in salary.

ACC Salaries 

You can check out the entire coaches salary database here.


–Among the top ten highest paid coaches there is one that stands out compared to the other nine. Purdue’s Jeff Brohm ranks 8th nationally with a $6.6 million salary. Brohm is 16-19 overall in two and a half seasons.

–LSU’s Ed Orgeron annual salary of $4 million makes him one of the best values in college football. The Tigers are in the playoff hunt with a coach who ranks 9th among SEC coaches in totally salary.

–Former Louisville head coach Charlie Strong is surprisingly the 16th highest paid coach in college football earning $5 million annually at South Florida. That looked like a wise investment early in his tenure, but Strong has now lost 10 out of the last 13 games.

–Highest paid non-power five coaches:

-AAC: Charlies Strong, USF, $5 million

-AAC: Dana Holgorsen Houston $3.7 million

-MWC: Craig Bohl Wyoming $2.137 million

-C-USA: Seth Littrell North Texas $1.865 million

-MAC: Jason Candle Toledo $1.150 million

–College Football’s biggest buyouts

-Jimbo Fischer – Texas A&M: $60.6 million

-Dabo Swinney – Clemson: $50 million

-Nick Saban – Alabama: $34.1 million

-Jeff Brohm – Purdue: $27.7 million

-Gus Malzahn – Auburn: $27.1 million

-Kirby Smart – Georgia: $24.2 million

-Mark Stoops – Kentucky: $22.7 million

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