10 Highest Paid NFL Coaches
#10 Bruce Arians, $6 Million
Bruce is an American football coach who currently serves as the head coach for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL.
During the 2012 season, he also served as interim head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, and guided the Colts to a 9-3 record over his tenure.
For his 9-3 record as the Indianapolis Colts interim head coach, Bruce was named 2012’s AP Head Coach if the Year.
#9 Jason Garrett, $6 Million
Garrett was named the eight head coach in Cowboys history, and became the first former Dallas Cowboys player to become the team’s head coach.
As a player, Garrett worked under highly successful offensive coordinators Ernie Zampese and Norv Turner.
Entering the coach profession in 2005, he followed his family footsteps, as his father, Jim, spent more than 30 years in the NFL as a coach and scout.
#8 Chip Kelly, $6.5 Million
Charles “Chip” Kelly is the current head coach of the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL, and former head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
He broke into the coaching ranks, in 1990, at Columbia University as strong safeties coach. In 1992, he went to the University of New Hampshire as the running backs coach.
Before coaching in the NFL, Kelly was the head coach for the University of Oregon Ducks from 2009 to 2012.
#7 Tom Coughlin, $6.67 Million
New York Giants head coach from 2004 to 2015, Coughlin led the team to two AFC Championship Games, and three more play off appearences.
In July 2016, he was hired to be “senior advisor” to the NFL’s football operations department.
In 1996, while coaching in Jacksonville, Florida, Coughlin created the “Jay Fund” foundation named after Jay McGillis, a Boston player who died from leukemia during Coughlin’s tenure as head coach.
He and his wife Judy have two daughters, and two sons. They are blessed with eleven grandchildren.
#6 Jeff Fisher, $7 Million
Fisher is present head coach of the Los Angeles rams of the NFL, former player of the Chicago Bears, and he has been coaching teams that have been referred to as aggressive, edgy, and dirty.
This man has the record of 162-147-1 coaching for several teams like Titans, Oilers, Huston etc.
In 1999, he has taken Titans to the Super Bowl.
Fisher has three children, and his son Brandon currently coaches defensive backs for the Rams.
#5 Pete Carroll, #7 Million
Author of New York Times 2010 best-selling book “Win Forever”, and present Seattle Seahawks head coach, Carroll returned to the NFL after spending previous nine years (2001-2009) as head coach at US, where he won seven consecutive Pac-10 titles, two national championships, and led Trojans to a 97-19 record.
Carroll was working under 5-year contract, $35 million signed in 2010, and Seahawks rewarded him with a 3-year contract extension through the 2016 season.
He received the Courageous Leadership Award from Women Against Gun Violence in 2005, and in the fall of 2008, he helped organize “L.A. LivePeace 08”, a march and rally.
He has three children, and his son Nate is an assistant coach with the Seahawks.
#4 John Harbaugh, $7.5 Million
Harbaugh is the current head coach of the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL.
In 2014, he was given a one-year extension, and after that signed for the next four seasons.
Harbaugh and his younger brother, former San Francisco 49ers, are the first pair of brothers in NFL history to serve as head coaches.
He has led Ravens to 87 wins, including playoffs.
Harbaugh is married to Ingrid Harbaugh, and they have one daughter.
#3 Andy Reid, $7.5 Million
In 2013, Reid was introduced as the 13th head coach in history of the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL.
He is working under 5-year contract, $37.5 million signed same year.
Previously, he was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles (1999-2012).
During his 14-year tenure, Reid compiled best win total (120), winning percentage, and playoff victory total(10) in team history.
#2 Bill Belichick, $7.5 Million
Belichick is the best known as the head coach, and general manager for the New England Patriots of the NFL.
His father, Steve Belichick, was an assistant coach and scout with the U.S. Naval Academy football team for 33 years.
To date, Belichick is the NFL’s longest-tenured head coach.
In 2013, he completed his 40th season as an NFL coach, and won his fourth Super Bowl.
Belichick is the only head coach in NFL history to win three Super Bowls in a four-year span.
In an accident dubbed “”Spygate’’, on September 2013, the NFL fined Belichick $500,000, and that’s largest fine ever imposed on a coach in the league’s history.
#1 Sean Payton, $8 Million
To date, Patrick Sean Payton is the highest paid coach in the history of the NFL.
He is also the current head coach of the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He is under contract with the Saints at least until the end of 2021 season.
In 2010, he published a book entitled “Home Team”.
Payton was suspended for the entire 2012 NFL season, as a result of his alleged involvement in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal.
He has two children, Megan and Connor, with his ex-wife Beth Shuey.