Back in 2015, Michigan made a major coaching splash, signing Jim Harbaugh to a massive contract to bring him back to his alma mater.
Harbaugh had previously guided Stanford to its best seasons in program history in 2010 before leaving for the NFL to join the 49ers. There, he coached the team to three conference championships in his first three years, including a run to the Super Bowl in 2012, where he lost to his brother, John Harbaugh, and the Ravens.
Michigan found immediate success under Harbaugh, going 10-3 in three of its first four seasons with him at the helm, but it hasn’t been until 2021 that he could get the Wolverines over the hump: beating Ohio State and winning the Big Ten. Now, Michigan finds itself in the College Football Playoff with eyes on a national championship, starting with a clash against Georgia in the semifinals.
How much did Harbaugh make in 2021 for his standout season, and how much has he made in his coaching career? Sporting News breaks it down.
Jim Harbaugh salary at Michigan
Harbaugh has earned $4,030,901 in his seventh season with Michigan, according to USA Today.
When Harbaugh signed with the Wolverines in 2014, he signed a seven-year deal with an average annual value of at least $5.7 million, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Prior to the start of the 2021 season, Harbaugh signed a five-year contract extension to keep him in Ann Arbor through 2025, the Free Press reported. The annual compensation is as follows:
- 2021: $4,000,000
- 2022: $4,101,850
- 2023: $4,206,756
- 2024: $4,314,808
- 2025: $4,426,102
Harbaugh will also bring in certain bonuses that can add up to $3,475,000 to each season. He gets $500,000 for winning the Big Ten East, $1,000,000 for winning the conference, $200,000 for winning a New Year’s Six bowl game, $500,000 for winning a CFP semifinal game and $1 million for winning a national championship. He’d also get $50,000 for being named Big Ten Coach of the Year, $75,000 for being named National Coach of the Year and $150,000 for APR.
So far this year, Harbaugh would have earned $1.5 million for winning the division and conference.
Jim Harbaugh net worth
Harbaugh’s successful NFL playing and coaching career has earned him plenty of money, with Celebrity Net Worth listing his net worth as $35 million.
Harbaugh had coaching stints at the University of San Diego and with Stanford before he signed a five-year, $25 million contract to coach the 49ers, according to Spotrac.
How much has Jim Harbaugh earned at Michigan?
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Data according to USA Today; actual school pay for 2015-19 not listed