In 2015, Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer earned approximately $5,860,000. Before the 2015 college football season, Meyer signed a six-year contract that guaranteed him an average annual salary of $6,500,000.
According to the 2015 contract, Urban Meyer's salary will rise yearly, which is why his 2015 salary falls below the average salary promised by the contract. In Meyer's previous three years with Ohio State, he earned between $4,300,000 and $4,610,000. In Meyer's previous head coaching job at the University of Florida, his highest-earning year was his final year in 2010, when he received a salary of $4,010,000 from the university. In 2015, Meyer was the third highest-paid coach in college football, behind University of Alabama coach Nick Saban and University of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who both earned over $7 million.