Jim Mora is the third-highest paid coach in the Pac-12, and the 19th-most well-off in college football.
According to figures collected by USA Today, Mora’s $3.25 million in total pay puts him behind Arizona’s Rich Rodriguez (a hair under $3.3 million) and Washington’s Chris Petersen ($3.68 million). It did list salary numbers for Steve Sarkisian, as USC is a private institution not obligated to disclose its financial details. Sarkisian made roughly $2.25 million per year, though that would have jumped to $2.85 million in his final season.
An interesting note in the Pac-12: Mark Helfrich, who coaches first-place Oregon, makes $10,150 less than Mike MacIntyre, who coaches last-place Colorado.
Unsurprisingly, the Big Ten and the SEC each had four coaches place in the top 10. Alabama’s Nick Saban leads the country with total pay of $7,160,187. That puts him $1,524,042 ahead of Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio, who holds second place.