What Are the Salaries of NFL General Managers?

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General managers of teams in the National Football League generally earn between $1 million and $3 million annually. Ownership does not always make the contract terms and salaries public, and the amount does not count against the team salary cap.

In most organizations, the GM is the club’s highest-paid front-office employee and reports directly to the owner or CEO, depending on the leadership structure set up by ownership. Salaries are per the contract agreed to with the owner of each NFL club, and the pay of general managers is often affected by other factors, including the team’s overall performance and attendance.