The Most Overpaid People In Sports?

college athletic director salaries
college athletic director salaries

There's no shortage of well-paid head coaches at the nation's top colleges and universities. As USA Today reported last fall, 42 head coaches at major schools make at least $2 million a year -- and 13 have a base annual salary of more than $3 million.

But it isn't just those with the top coaching job, responsible for leading their teams to victory, who are raking in the dough. Many athletic directors -- those in charge of college athletic programs (including the hiring of coaches) -- are also well compensated, as a separate survey by USA Today shows.