57% Think College Coaches Shouldn’t Be Paid More Than Professors
Americans strongly believe the average major college football coach is paid too much and shouldn't make more than the school’s professors.
The average annual salary for football head coaches at major colleges is $1.64 million, but only 16% of American Adults think that is about right, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Seventy-three percent (73%) believe it is too much, while two percent (2%) feel these coaches are paid too little. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on May 13, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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