ATHENS — The salary of Georgia’s head football coach doesn’t rank high, but his assistant coaches fare pretty well.
Georgia’s assistant coaching staff is the fifth-highest paid in the country, and fourth-highest paid in the SEC. That’s according to the USA TODAY database, that lists the salaries for each assistant at a public institution, as well as several private ones.
LSU leads the way nationally, followed by Clemson, and then three SEC schools. Here’s the full list in the SEC.
LSU: $5.782 million
Alabama: $5.32 million
Texas A&M: $4.811 million
Georgia: $4.675 million
Florida: $4.530 million
Tennessee: $4.54 million
Auburn: $4.446 million
Ole Miss: $4.262 million
South Carolina: $3.95 million
Arkansas: $3.89 million
Missouri: $3.801 million
Kentucky: $3.4 million
Miss State: $3.295 million
Georgia’s assistant coach salaries, all previously reported:
- Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney: $850,000
- Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker: $850,000
- Offensive line coach Sam Pittman: $650,000
- Receivers coach James Coley: $600,000
- Defensive line coach Tracy Rocker: $525,000
- Outside linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer: $375,000
- Special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Shane Beamer: $300,000
- Running backs coach Dell McGee: $275,000
- Inside linebackers coach Glenn Schumann: $250,000
Private school salaries aren’t mandated to be public, but it is known that Notre Dame was paying Brian VanGorder $1.1 million this year. VanGorder was fired in September, and ended up serving at Georgia in an advisory role the final couple weeks of the season.
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is earning $3.75 million this year, which ranks 10th in the SEC among public schools. (The salaries at Vanderbilt are not available.)
Georgia is 7-5 entering the Liberty Bowl, on Dec. 30 against TCU – which as a private school also doesn’t have to release its salaries.