Duke football coach David Cutcliffe ranks tenth in the ACC in pay, according to a survey of major college football coaching salaries released on Tuesday by USAToday.
Cutcliffe's contract, which was extended through the 2022 season in May, is worth $2,669,345 annually. Since Duke is a private school, information about bonuses and buyouts have not been released to the public.
Cutcliffe’s salary makes him the tenth-highest paid of the ACC's 14 head coaches and 53rd nationally.
Clemson's Dabo Swinney tops the list (both in the ACC and nationally) at $9.255 million per year in salary.
Of Duke’s 10 opponents who released salary information (Miami didn’t release salary information for new coach Manny Diaz, and NC A&T is not an FBS team), six coaches make more than Cutcliffe. Alabama’s Nick Saban makes $8,857,000. Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente, Virginia’s Bronco Mendenhall, UNC’s Mack Brown, Pitt’s Pat Narduzzi and Georgia Tech’s Geoff Collins all make $3 million or more.
Cutcliffe makes just over $400,000 more than Syracuse’s Dino Babers and Wake Forest’s Dave Clawson. He makes a million dollars more than Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and $1.7 million more than Middle Tennessee’s Rick Stockstill.
Former Cutcliffe assistant Matt Luke, now coaching Ole Miss, makes $3.1 million, ranking eight spots above his former boss on the list.
Here's the complete list of ACC coaching salaries (private schools not required to release full details):