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How Much Should You Pay Your High School Football Coach?

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Did you know that it is not uncommon for high school football coaches in Texas to make six figures? While that isn’t the norm, it shows how different coaching positions and salaries can be.

Keep in mind that the school and the football team will likely be what draws in a coach. The pay for high school football coaches varies mostly based on their experience and location.

When trying to hire a high school football coach, it can be hard to figure out the most appropriate salary. We’re here to talk you through it.

High School Football Coach Salaries: A Game of Averages

You’ll see that what you pay your high school football coach depends on a few distinct factors, most experience and location, but it is good to have a general idea of the average salary for the position.

There is a huge salary difference that exists in high school coaching. On the lower end (25th percentile), coaches get paid around $13/hour, or around $27,000 a year. 75th percentile is $54,000; that’s a big gap!

Of course, there are outliers. Some coaches may be teachers who get a small added bonus to their yearly salary. Other schools may spend double a teacher’s salary on a coach.

The average high school football coach made $44,745.

Again, what you will pay your high school coach depends on a lot of things, but the average is a good place to start!

All About the Location

For some high schools, the football program is centric to not only the school but the community. It brings in the money, therefore it is worth it for them to pay good money for a quality coach.

Football is a bigger deal in some states than others, so it would make sense that a coach in an Alabama town would budget more for a football coach than compare to say, Maine.

If you’re in a football town, you may have sponsors or boosters that contribute to the salary make it enticing to coach at the high school.

The quality of the football program is often based on where the school is located, or vice versa.

Quality of Program and Experience

When you’re thinking of what you should pay your high school coach, it is most important to consider the quality of the football program. It is a sort of a supply and demand situation.

High school football may not matter in some parts of the country, while in other areas it is the most important thing

If you have a popular football team that your high school and town are invested in, you’ll likely be looking for a more experienced coach that would expect a higher salary.

There isn’t a lot of room to move up in high school football, so if you are looking for a winning coach with experience, it will cost you. Get that check stub maker and print them a nice juicy check.

Put Me In, Coach!

Lack of funding is a huge factor. If you don’t have the money for a high school football coach, you obviously won’t be able to pay one $90,000. There could also be an assistant or other coach salaries to consider in a budget.

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