LSU’s staff this year made a nation-leading $5.4 million, and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron’s total pay – $1.519 million – ranked second nationally.
USA Today released its annual assistant coaching salaries Wednesday. The top 5 staff salary pools were SEC teams with LSU topping the list for, at least, the fourth straight year. The Tigers were followed by Auburn ($5.3 million), Alabama ($5.2 million), Georgia ($4.8 million) and Texas A&M ($4.4 million). Clemson ($4.3 million) was sixth.
Cameron made or is set to make $1,519,734 in the final year of a three-year contract that ends March 31. Cameron’s future is uncertain as he has not received a contract extension.
LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele is ninth nationally with a salary of 1,005,000. The Tigers are the only program with two coaches in the top 10 among assistants’ salaries.
Cameron is currently the highest-paid assistant coach still in his current job. Will Muschamp, the former Auburn defensive coordinator who recently took the head job at South Carolina, leads the nation at $1.6 million a year. Kirby Smart, the ex-Bama defensive coordinator who took the job at Georgia, is third at $1.501 million.
LSU assistant contract information:
- Cam Cameron (offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach): three years, $1.5 million a year (ends March 31, 2016)
- Kevin Steele (defensive coordinator, linebackers coach): two years, $1 million a year (ends March 31, 2017)
- Frank Wilson (recruiting coordinator, running backs coach): three years, $660,000 a year (March 31, 2018)
- Ed Orgeron (defensive line coach): two years, $450,000 a year (ends March 31, 2017)
- Jeff Grimes (offensive line coach): three years, $362,500 (ends March 31, 2017)
- Bradley Dale Peveto (special teams coordinator, defensive assistant): three years, $350,000 a year (ends March 31, 2017)
- Corey Raymond (defensive backs coach): two years, $310,000 a year (ends March 31, 2017)
- Tony Ball (receivers coach): two years, $310,000 a year (ends March 31, 2017)
- Steve Ensminger (tight ends coach): two years, $300,000 a year (ends March 31, 2017)
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