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Analysis: Northwestern men’s head coaches’ pay ranks 1st in Illinois


By LGIS Newsfeed | Sep 12, 2018


Head coaches of Northwestern University men’s teams earn an average of $824,724 annually – the highest such average salary in the state – according to a Prairie State Wire analysis of federal education data.

The analysis found that the university had the equivalent of 8.5 full-time head coaches on staff for its men’s teams. 

The U.S. Department of Education’s office of postsecondary education collects athletics data annually from all institutions with intercollegiate athletics programs that receive funding through federal financial aid programs. Data for 2016 – the latest year available – includes more than 2,000 schools nationwide.

A total of 97 universities and colleges in Illinois paid salaries to men’s head coaches in 2016.

What Illinois colleges pay men’s head coaches

SchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesMen's Team Average Annual Institutional Salary per FTEMen's Team Number of FTEs Included in Average
Northwestern UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS8,249$824,7248.5
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignNCAA Division I-FBS32,126$740,0458
DePaul UniversityNCAA Division I without football13,126$422,0684.5
Bradley UniversityNCAA Division I without football4,278$272,1444.5
Illinois State UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS17,420$197,1845.5
Northern Illinois UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS12,323$195,9577
Loyola University ChicagoNCAA Division I without football10,261$166,6214
University of Illinois at ChicagoNCAA Division I without football16,408$124,6836
Southern Illinois University-CarbondaleNCAA Division I-FCS10,509$114,6515.89
Western Illinois UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS7,482$105,6764.69
Eastern Illinois UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS5,117$94,0446
Augustana CollegeNCAA Division III with football2,514$84,3656.03
Southern Illinois University-EdwardsvilleNCAA Division I without football9,883$84,1775.5
University of ChicagoNCAA Division III with football5,956$78,7806.5
North Central CollegeNCAA Division III with football2,534$73,4806
North Park UniversityNCAA Division III with football1,884$72,4864.25
Wheaton CollegeNCAA Division III with football2,400$71,1736.55
Black Hawk CollegeNJCAA Division II1,909$69,4770.56
Robert Morris University IllinoisNAIA Division II2,253$69,3817.51
Lewis UniversityNCAA Division II without football3,741$66,4676.5
Aurora UniversityNCAA Division III with football3,302$65,4096.78
Prairie State CollegeNJCAA Division II1,400$63,5000.4
McKendree UniversityNCAA Division II with football1,820$63,2417.63
Olivet Nazarene UniversityNAIA Division II3,019$62,4114.34
Concordia University-ChicagoNCAA Division III with football1,355$61,5706.25
Lake Forest CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,502$60,5834.06
Saint Xavier UniversityNAIA Division II2,599$59,6255.75
Triton CollegeOther3,107$59,6000.5
John A Logan CollegeNJCAA Division I1,899$59,0951.65
Trinity International University-IllinoisNAIA Division I631$58,3033
Dominican UniversityNCAA Division III without football2,101$57,0522.15
College of DuPageNJCAA Division III6,335$56,2632.12
Moody Bible InstituteNCCAA Division II2,275$56,0900.78
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X CollegeNJCAA Division I2,420$56,0000.6
Millikin UniversityNCAA Division III with football1,796$55,8537
University of St FrancisNAIA Division II1,320$55,3864.82
Olney Central CollegeNJCAA Division I479$55,1931.5
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityNCAA Division III with football1,760$54,7986.45
Illinois CollegeNCAA Division III with football949$54,6075.25
Benedictine UniversityNCAA Division III with football2,687$52,3518.25
Illinois Central CollegeNJCAA Division II3,082$51,8011.63
Kankakee Community CollegeNJCAA Division II1,064$51,1570.69
Morton CollegeNJCAA Division II1,253$50,4220.55
Governors State UniversityNAIA Division II1,923$50,0011
Elmhurst CollegeNCAA Division III with football2,682$49,8878.5
Roosevelt UniversityNAIA Division II2,250$49,5184.76
University of Illinois at SpringfieldNCAA Division II without football1,896$49,4094.5
Illinois Institute of TechnologyNCAA Division III without football2,709$48,2094.75
Lewis and Clark Community CollegeNJCAA Division I1,731$47,6802.25
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman CollegeNJCAA Division I1,599$46,8970.58
Wabash Valley CollegeNJCAA Division I464$46,8131.93
Quincy UniversityNCAA Division II with football1,035$46,4655.56
Judson UniversityNAIA Division I786$46,2404.25
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley CollegeNJCAA Division I1,901$46,2000.5
MacMurray CollegeNCAA Division III with football531$45,8843.9
Trinity Christian CollegeNAIA Division II903$45,5472.7
Monmouth CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,124$44,6877.36
Lincoln Trail CollegeNJCAA Division I386$44,4592.12
Knox CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,325$43,5516
Southwestern Illinois CollegeNJCAA Division I3,860$43,3000.75
Lincoln CollegeNJCAA Division III727$42,7704.5
Rockford UniversityNCAA Division III with football909$42,3404.5
Eureka CollegeNCAA Division III with football644$41,9722.72
Blackburn CollegeNCAA Division III without football569$41,7233.5
Shawnee Community CollegeNJCAA Division I739$41,3680.5
Chicago State UniversityNCAA Division I without football1,464$40,5644.25
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King CollegeNJCAA Division I1,570$40,0000.58
Danville Area Community CollegeNJCAA Division II973$39,0000.5
Moraine Valley Community CollegeNJCAA Division II6,186$38,6530.9
Heartland Community CollegeNJCAA Division II2,107$37,7480.66
Greenville CollegeNCAA Division III with football913$35,7475.72
Lincoln Land Community CollegeNJCAA Division II2,269$35,1451.19
South Suburban CollegeNJCAA Division II1,328$34,8841.29
Lake Land CollegeNJCAA Division I2,261$34,1150.52
Kaskaskia CollegeNJCAA Division I1,233$33,5601.82
Oakton Community CollegeNJCAA Division II2,596$33,5462.21
Rock Valley CollegeNJCAA Division III2,999$33,3330.63
William Rainey Harper CollegeNJCAA Division III4,331$32,5691.28
Southeastern Illinois CollegeNJCAA Division I457$32,4670.3
Highland Community CollegeNJCAA Division I823$32,2910.55
Parkland CollegeNJCAA Division II2,978$31,1131.57
Spoon River CollegeNJCAA Division II727$30,3030.33
John Wood Community CollegeNJCAA Division II965$29,5450.66
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright CollegeNJCAA Division II3,149$28,8000.5
Sauk Valley Community CollegeNJCAA Division I792$28,1331.09
Rend Lake CollegeNJCAA Division I1,135$26,7440.86
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey CollegeNJCAA Division II781$26,2941
Waubonsee Community CollegeNJCAA Division II3,101$25,1731.5
Kishwaukee CollegeNJCAA Division II1,570$22,9880.96
Lincoln Christian UniversityNAIA Division II357$21,8750.96
McHenry County CollegeNJCAA Division II1,944$20,8481.32
College of Lake CountyNJCAA Division II3,808$20,7191.62
Frontier Community CollegeNJCAA Division I257$19,4350.48
Elgin Community CollegeNJCAA Division III3,008$19,2851.56
Joliet Junior CollegeNJCAA Division III4,988$17,1762.54
Illinois Valley Community CollegeNJCAA Division II1,256$17,1361.47
Carl Sandburg CollegeNJCAA Division II929$17,1301.88
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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