Analysis: University of Central Florida women’s head coaches’ pay ranks fifth highest in Florida

By Florida Local News Network Newsfeed | | Oct 18, 2018

Head coaches of University of Central Florida women’s teams earn an average of $145,443 annually – the fifth highest average salary in the state – according to an Apopka Times analysis of federal education data.

The analysis found that the university had the equivalent of eight full-time head coaches on staff for its women’s teams. The school has the highest level of women head coaches’ pay within Orange County.

The U.S. Department of Education’s office of postsecondary education collects athletics data annually from all institutions with intercollegiate athletics programs that receive funding through federal financial aid programs. Data for 2016 – the latest year available – includes more than 2,000 schools nationwide.

A total of 64 universities and colleges in Florida paid salaries to women’s head coaches in 2016.

What Florida colleges pay women’s head coaches

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesWomen's Team Average Annual Institutional Salary per FTEWomen's Team Number of FTEs Included in Average
1Florida State UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS29,051$332,1239
2University of FloridaNCAA Division I-FBS30,583$310,8879
3University of MiamiNCAA Division I-FBS10,102$239,7058.3
4University of South Florida-Main CampusNCAA Division I-FBS23,603$150,1947.5
5University of Central FloridaNCAA Division I-FBS38,228$145,4438
6Florida International UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS25,920$119,5417
7University of North FloridaNCAA Division I without football9,629$105,5877.5
8Florida Gulf Coast UniversityNCAA Division I without football10,809$103,5527.5
9Rollins CollegeNCAA Division II without football2,450$96,7407.14
10Florida Atlantic UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS15,715$93,2997.65
11Eckerd CollegeNCAA Division II without football1,890$86,1214.7
12Jacksonville UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS2,113$81,9057.75
13Stetson UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS3,017$76,1558
14Chipola CollegeNJCAA Division I910$71,3662.05
15Saint Johns River State CollegeNJCAA Division I1,779$69,7442
16Gulf Coast State CollegeNJCAA Division I1,714$66,8262.5
17Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS6,604$66,067$6
18Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona BeachNCAA Division II without football5,003$63,728$6
19Florida SouthWestern State CollegeNJCAA Division I4,226$63,378$2
20The University of West FloridaNCAA Division II with football6,997$63,162$7
21Northwest Florida State CollegeNJCAA Division I2,022$63,011$2
22Nova Southeastern UniversityNCAA Division II without football3,051$62,313$8
23Johnson University FloridaNCCAA Division II161$61,903$0
24Santa Fe CollegeNJCAA Division I5,922$61,261$3
25Saint Leo UniversityNCAA Division II without football7,555$60,410$8
26Florida Memorial UniversityNAIA Division II1,231$60,000$1
27Daytona State CollegeNJCAA Division I3,083$59,026$5
28Florida Southern CollegeNCAA Division II without football2,323$58,172$8
29Barry UniversityNCAA Division II without football2,889$57,500$7
30Broward CollegeNJCAA Division I11,959$57,172$2
31Bethune-Cookman UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS3,583$56,159$6
32Lynn UniversityNCAA Division II without football1,948$55,380$8
33Florida Institute of TechnologyNCAA Division II with football3,281$54,872$10
34The University of TampaNCAA Division II without football7,124$53,650$10
35Flagler College-St AugustineNCAA Division II without football2,539$53,379$6
36Pasco-Hernando State CollegeNJCAA Division II4,026$53,362$2
37Palm Beach Atlantic UniversityNCAA Division II without football2,295$52,989$5
38Florida State College at JacksonvilleNJCAA Division I6,646$52,938$3
39Southeastern UniversityNAIA Division II3,831$50,553$6
40Eastern Florida State CollegeNJCAA Division I4,849$50,000$2
41Keiser University-Ft LauderdaleNAIA Division II11,468$49,809$7
42Tallahassee Community CollegeNJCAA Division I5,560$47,113$2
43Pensacola State CollegeNJCAA Division I3,257$46,190$3
44Palm Beach State CollegeNJCAA Division I7,777$45,938$3
45College of Central FloridaNJCAA Division I2,775$45,523$3
46Hillsborough Community CollegeNJCAA Division I10,539$45,217$1
47Seminole State College of FloridaNJCAA Division I5,821$44,799$2
48Polk State CollegeNJCAA Division I2,974$43,531$3
49South Florida State CollegeNJCAA Division I841$42,931$3
50Miami Dade CollegeNJCAA Division I20,594$42,520$3
51State College of Florida-Manatee-SarasotaNJCAA Division I3,471$42,406$1
52Johnson & Wales University-North MiamiNAIA Division II1,424$41,896$5
53Indian River State CollegeNJCAA Division I5,143$41,450$0
54Florida National University-Main CampusUSCAA1,699$38,000$2
55Lake-Sumter State CollegeNJCAA Division I1,232$37,562$1
56Ave Maria UniversityNAIA Division II1,031$37,329$5
57St Thomas UniversityNAIA Division II798$33,155$4
58St Petersburg CollegeNJCAA Division I6,976$30,519$3
59Trinity Baptist CollegeNCCAA Division II275$30,082$2
60Webber International UniversityNAIA Division II628$29,755$8
61Trinity College of FloridaNCCAA Division II168$27,143$1
62Edward Waters CollegeNAIA Division I903$26,686$2
63Florida CollegeUSCAA521$25,425$3
64Warner UniversityNAIA Division II835$24,680$5
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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