5 highest-paid college football coaches


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College football is big business, and coaching salaries seem to increase significantly each year.

The 5 highest-paid coaches made more than $30.5 million this past season, according to the latest income figures from USA Today.

Who tops the list of highest-paid college football coaches? Find out.

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Nick Saban (University of Alabama) | Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Nick Saban (University of Alabama)

2015 total pay: $7,087,481

Nick Saban has won 4 national championships with the Crimson Tide, in addition to winning 1 as the head coach of LSU in 2003. Saban joined Paul “Bear” Bryant as the only 2 coaches to win 5 national titles in the modern era. In addition, Fortune ranked Saban No. 11 in its annual list of the world’s greatest leaders.

Jim Harbaugh (University of Michigan) | Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Jim Harbaugh (University of Michigan)

2015 total pay: $7,004,000

Jim Harbaugh led Michigan to a 10-3 record in his first year as head coach. The Wolverines capped off their successful season with a 41-7 rout of the 19th-ranked Florida Gators in the Citrus Bowl.

Urban Meyer (Ohio State University) | Michael Shroyer/Getty Images

Urban Meyer (Ohio State University)

2015 total pay: $5,860,000

When Urban Meyer led the Buckeyes to the 2014 national championship, he joined Nick Saban as the only 2 coaches to win titles at 2 schools. Meyer previously won 2 championships as head coach of the Florida Gators.

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Bob Stoops (University of Oklahoma) | Jackson Laizure/Getty Images

Bob Stoops (University of Oklahoma)

2015 total pay: $5,400,000

Bob Stoops has left a major mark in his 17 years as Oklahoma’s head coach. He led the Sooners to an undefeated season and a national championship in 2000. In 2013, he passed Barry Switzer to become the winningest coach in Sooners history. He also coached Heisman Trophy winners Jason White and Sam Bradford.

Jimbo Fisher (Florida State University) | Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Jimbo Fisher (Florida State University)

2015 total pay: $5,150,000

Since Jimbo Fisher took the head coaching job in Tallahassee, Florida State has been a fixture in the top 25. Fisher led the Seminoles to a national championship in 2013, a year in which his starting quarterback, Jameis Winston, won the Heisman Trophy.