NFL Head Coach Salary: NFL head coaches play a crucial role in the NFL. They make key decisions as well as decide the team’s offensive and defensive schemes.
Bruce Arians recently signed an extension after the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl last season. While the contract details haven’t been released yet, here are the highest-paid NFL head Coaches in 2021:
Top 5 NFL Head Coach Salary
1. Bill Belichick, New England Patriots (Highest Paid NFL Head Coach)
Bill Belichick is arguably one of the greatest head coaches in NFL history. He tops the list with an average salary of $12 million.
Belichick won the Super Bowl six times — more than any other coach in NFL history. Being known as a mastermind for his strategies, he’ll be looking for another Super Bowl win in the upcoming season.
2. Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks
Pete Carroll is actually the oldest head coach in the NFL and will turn 71 this September. He currently earns a salary of $11 million per year
Known for his energy and excitement, Carroll led the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl win in 2014 along with Quarterback Russell Wilson. Since 2012, under Carroll, the Seahawks have had consecutive winning seasons to date.
3. Jon Gruden, Las Vegas Raiders
Gruden signed a 10 year $100 million deal in 2018.
Raiders are giving new head coach Jon Gruden a 10-year contract, the longest coaching deal in NFL history, sources tell ESPN. The deal is likely to be worth about $100 million.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2018
He earns an average of $10 million per year. Also, Gruden won his first Super Bowl in 2003, and he was then the youngest head coach at 39 to do it.
4. Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints
As per the most recent contract, Sean Payton’s salary is $9.8 million, and the contract will last till 2023. Payton is known to be one of the most creative and dynamic coaches in the NFL.
In 2009, he led the Saints with a 13–3 regular season, and a 31–17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV.
5. John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens
John Harbaugh won the NFL Coach of the Year award in 2019 after guiding Raven to a 14-2 record. He earns an average salary of $9 million in a year.