Annual Salary: $7 million
Career Record: 58-54 (51.8%)
Unlike many of the coaches on this list, Carroll's impressive salary was not earned via longterm success with his team, or even within the NFL. Rather, the coach was lured from his coaching gig at USC, where he amassed a stellar resume (97-19 record with seven consecutive BCS bowl game appearances) and was college football's highest-paid coach, with an annual salary of some $4.4 million in 2009.
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