Head Coach Salary in the United States

How much does a Head Coach make in the United States? The average Head Coach salary in the United States is $62,724 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $51,016 and $86,661. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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$51,016 to $86,661
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What is a Head Coach?

A Head Coach, senior coach, or manager is a professional at training and developing athletes. They typically hold a more public profile and are paid more than other coaches. In some sports, the Head Coach is instead called the "manager", as in association football and professional baseball. In other sports such as Australian rules football, the Head Coach is generally termed a senior coach. Other coaches are usually subordinate to the Head Coach, often in offensive positions or defensive positions, and occasionally proceeding down into individualized position coaches....

Source: Wikipedia (as of 09/06/2019). Read more from Wikipedia

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Job Openings for Head Coach
Mizzou Lacrosse Alumni Association -
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HEAD COACH The University of Missouri Men's Lacrosse Team, an MCLA Division 1 program and member of the Upper Midwest Lacrosse Conference (UMLC), invites applications for the ...
LinkedIn - 2 days ago
GamePrep Baseball Academy - San Carlos , CA
Coaches are required to coach evening team practices 2-4 days per week, and 2-4 tournaments per month on the weekends. Coaches should also be available to work other organizational events like camps ...
ZipRecruiter - 7 days ago
Drean Team Basketball Inc - Plant City , FL
The role of the Head basketball coach is to be responsible for coaching, character development and providing direction to student athletes so that they might achieve a high level of skill as well as ...
Capital Markets Placement - 4 days ago
Aftershock Volleyball Club - Santa Rosa , CA
Head and Assistant Volleyball Coaches Salary: Dependent on experience Qualifications: 18 years or older (Required) Volleyball coaching experience (Preferred) Hours: 10 - 20 a week Some travel within ...
Localwise - 5 days ago
Buffalo Wild Wings - Waco , TX
GAME DAY Our sports bar General Manager is our head coach. You will be the leader in creating the ultimate experience for our sports fans. From local restaurant marketing to Profit and Loss statement ...
Buffalo Wild Wings - 8 days ago
Summary The Senior Director, Head of Design is responsible for applying design thinking to SMS ... Recruit and coach a world-class team of UX and UI designers and researchersLead the team in the ...
LinkedIn - 8 days ago
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