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Median salary for head coaches is nearly $1.4 million

In 2010, the total revenue generated by twenty-two D1 athletic departments outweighed their total expenditures.

The total revenue comes in a variety of ways including media rights contracts, ticket sales, and donations. In 2009, only fourteen athletic departments reported making money.

The median total generated revenue for D1 athletic departments was $48,298,000. The median total expenses were $46,688,000.

The median salary for D1 head football coaches is almost $1.4 million, for the nine assistant coaches is nearly $2 million.

Oregon’s total revenue for 2009-10 was $122,394,483. Their total expenses were $77,856,232. Therefore, the Ducks made $41,853,109.

According to USA Today, the top 10 athletic departments with the highest profit were:

Oregon ($41 million)
Alabama ($26 million)
Penn State ($18 million)
Michigan ($17 million)
Oklahoma State ($16 million)
Iowa ($13 million)
Texas ($13 million)
Oklahoma ($10 million)
Georgia ($9 million)
LSU ($8 million)

The other athletic departments that made money include Kansas State, Florida, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Purdue, Michigan State, Nebraska, West Virginia, Indiana, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, and Washington.