Alabama’s Kirby Smart ranks third nationally among the highest paid assistant coaches for 2012.
USA Today published a comprehensive survey of salaries, most of which included public-school data that is subject to open records requests.
Southern California defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin ranks first with $1.5 million, followed by Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris at $1.3 million. Smart makes $950,000 and is followed by LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis ($911,250). Auburn defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder is fifth with $875,000 earned in 2012.
According to USA Today’s survey, Alabama has the highest-paid coaching staff nationally at $9,281,738, which includes head coach Nick Saban‘s salary of $5,476,738. Texas ($9,264,750) is second, followed by LSU ($7,865,652).
Alabama assistant coaches’ salaries
Smart, defensive coordinator/linebackers, $950,00
Doug Nussmeier, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks, $590,000
Jeff Stoutland, offensive line, $395,000
Lance Thompson, outside linebackers, $375,000
Bobby Williams, special teams/tight ends, $350,000
Chris Rumph, defensive line, $310,000
Burton Burns, associate head coach/running backs, $290,000
Mike Groh, receivers/recruiting coordinator, $285,000
Jeremy Pruitt, secondary, $260,000