Analysis: University of Central Florida posts third highest gender pay gap for head coaches in Florida

By Florida Local News Network reports | | Nov 19, 2018


Men’s head coach salaries at University of Central Florida outpaced women’s team coaches by 352 percent, according to an Apopka Times analysis of recent U.S. Department of Education data.

Male head coaches at the university earn an average of $657,372, while female head coaches’ annual pay is $145,443. 

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 both men’s and women’s head coaches in 2016.

Gender pay gap for head coaches at Florida schools

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesMen's Team Average Annual Institutional Salary per FTEWomen's Team Average Annual Institutional Salary per FTEHow Much More Do Men's Coaches Earn, on Average?
1University of MiamiNCAA Division I-FBS10,102$1,569,673$239,705554.84%
2Florida State UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS29,051$1,646,761$332,123395.83%
3University of Central FloridaNCAA Division I-FBS38,228$657,372$145,443351.98%
4University of FloridaNCAA Division I-FBS30,583$1,357,524$310,887336.66%
5University of South Florida-Main CampusNCAA Division I-FBS23,603$488,995$150,194225.58%
6Florida International UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS25,920$343,342$119,541187.22%
7Florida Atlantic UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS15,715$236,533$93,299153.52%
8Trinity College of FloridaNCCAA Division II168$57,333$27,143111.23%
9Bethune-Cookman UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS3,583$116,757$56,159107.90%
10Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona BeachNCAA Division II without football5,003$117,043$63,72883.66%
11St Petersburg CollegeNJCAA Division I6,976$53,047$30,51973.82%
12Flagler College-St AugustineNCAA Division II without football2,539$85,464$53,37960.11%
13Stetson UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS3,017$118,584$76,15555.71%
14Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS6,604$98,271$66,06748.74%
15Seminole State College of FloridaNJCAA Division I5,821$66,170$44,79947.70%
16Florida Institute of TechnologyNCAA Division II with football3,281$79,907$54,87245.62%
17Polk State CollegeNJCAA Division I2,974$62,373$43,53143.28%
18Webber International UniversityNAIA Division II628$42,538$29,75542.96%
19Warner UniversityNAIA Division II835$34,485$24,68039.73%
20University of North FloridaNCAA Division I without football9,629$144,741$105,58737.08%
21Jacksonville UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS2,113$110,836$81,90535.32%
22South Florida State CollegeNJCAA Division I841$56,953$42,93132.66%
23St Thomas UniversityNAIA Division II798$43,105$33,15530.01%
24Ave Maria UniversityNAIA Division II1,031$46,993$37,32925.89%
25The University of West FloridaNCAA Division II with football6,997$76,974$63,16221.87%
26Tallahassee Community CollegeNJCAA Division I5,560$57,053$47,11321.10%
27Palm Beach Atlantic UniversityNCAA Division II without football2,295$63,224$52,98919.32%
28Lynn UniversityNCAA Division II without football1,948$66,029$55,38019.23%
29Florida Gulf Coast UniversityNCAA Division I without football10,809$122,481$103,55218.28%
30The University of TampaNCAA Division II without football7,124$62,962$53,65017.36%
31Southeastern UniversityNAIA Division II3,831$59,092$50,55316.89%
32Nova Southeastern UniversityNCAA Division II without football3,051$72,534$62,31316.40%
33Florida CollegeUSCAA521$29,448$25,42515.82%
34Saint Leo UniversityNCAA Division II without football7,555$69,948$60,41015.79%
35Pensacola State CollegeNJCAA Division I3,257$53,306$46,19015.41%
36Daytona State CollegeNJCAA Division I3,083$68,050$59,02615.29%
37Edward Waters CollegeNAIA Division I903$30,383$26,68613.85%
38Barry UniversityNCAA Division II without football2,889$65,338$57,50013.63%
39Miami Dade CollegeNJCAA Division I20,594$47,598$42,52011.94%
40State College of Florida-Manatee-SarasotaNJCAA Division I3,471$46,300$42,4069.18%
41Gulf Coast State CollegeNJCAA Division I1,714$72,716$66,8268.81%
42Santa Fe CollegeNJCAA Division I5,922$66,623$61,2618.75%
43Lake-Sumter State CollegeNJCAA Division I1,232$40,577$37,5628.03%
44Rollins CollegeNCAA Division II without football2,450$104,490$96,7408.01%
45Keiser University-Ft LauderdaleNAIA Division II11,468$53,781$49,8097.97%
46College of Central FloridaNJCAA Division I2,775$49,131$45,5237.93%
47Florida Southern CollegeNCAA Division II without football2,323$62,645$58,1727.69%
48Palm Beach State CollegeNJCAA Division I7,777$48,765$45,9386.15%
49Chipola CollegeNJCAA Division I910$74,667$71,3664.63%
50Johnson & Wales University-North MiamiNAIA Division II1,424$43,101$41,8962.88%
51Northwest Florida State CollegeNJCAA Division I2,022$63,375$63,0110.58%
52Eastern Florida State CollegeNJCAA Division I4,849$50,000$50,0000.00%
53Florida Memorial UniversityNAIA Division II1,231$60,000$60,0000.00%
54Florida National University-Main CampusUSCAA1,699$38,000$38,0000.00%
55Hillsborough Community CollegeNJCAA Division I10,539$45,217$45,2170.00%
56Indian River State CollegeNJCAA Division I5,143$41,450$41,4500.00%
57Broward CollegeNJCAA Division I11,959$56,979$57,172-0.34%
58Trinity Baptist CollegeNCCAA Division II275$29,320$30,082-2.53%
59Florida SouthWestern State CollegeNJCAA Division I4,226$61,206$63,378-3.43%
60Eckerd CollegeNCAA Division II without football1,890$81,967$86,121-4.82%
61Saint Johns River State CollegeNJCAA Division I1,779$64,463$69,744-7.57%
62Johnson University FloridaNCCAA Division II161$57,091$61,903-7.77%
63Florida State College at JacksonvilleNJCAA Division I6,646$47,712$52,938-9.87%
64Pasco-Hernando State CollegeNJCAA Division II4,026$45,288$53,362-15.13%
Source: U.S. Department of Education’s office of postsecondary education

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