This article is for those that aspire to be a college head women's basketball coach.
New Alabama women's basketball coach Kristy Curry will be paid a total of $400,000 per year.
A five-year contract was approved unanimously Friday morning by the University of Alabama Systems board of trustees' compensation committee.
Curry, who was hired on May 11 after serving seven seasons at Texas Tech, will receive a base salary of $245,000 per year and a talent fee of $155,000.
That's a total of $100,000 more than Alabama was paying her predecessor, Wendell Hudson. In his fifth and final season, he was paid $300,000 ($245,000 base salary and a $55,000 talent fee).
Curry reportedly was going to be paid $750,000 for the 2013-14 season at Texas Tech.
She becomes the highest-paid coach of a women's team at Alabama.
Gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson, who has won six national championships at Alabama, is paid a total of $330,000 per year.
Softball coach Patrick Murphy, who led the Crimson Tide to the 2012 national championship, is paid a total of $240,000 per year.
Women's golf coach Mic Potter, who led Alabama to the 2012 national championship, is paid a total of $145,000.
Connecticut's Geno Auriemma is believed to be the highest-paid coach in women's basketball. According to a 2011 USA Today salary database, he was paid $1.6 million per year.
In the Southeastern Conference, Kentucky's Matthew Mitchell has the highest compensation. According to a 2012 report, he is scheduled to earn $950,000 in the upcoming season.
South Carolina coach Dawn Staley's pay was boosted to $850,000 last month.
Texas A&M's Gary Blair reportedly gets $860,000.
LSU's Nikki Caldwell reportedly earns a base salary of $700,000 and can make as much as $550,000 in bonuses and incentives.
Georgia's Andy Landers was getting $546,702 as of 2011.
Tennessee's Holly Warlick makes $485,000. She replaced Pat Summitt, who was paid $1.5 million per year.
Curry's new contract features multiple incentives.
- $20,000 for participating in the Women's NIT (only in the next two seasons)
- $20,000 for finishing in the top seven in the SEC regular season (only in the next two seasons)
- $20,000 for winning an SEC regular-season championship
- $20,000 for winning an SEC Tournament championship or reaching the NCAA tournament.
- $40,000 for winning a national championship, or ...
- $30,000 for reaching the Final Four, or ...
- $20,000 for reaching the Elite Eight, or ...
- $15,000 for reaching the Sweet 16
- $20,000 for being named the SEC Coach of the Year
- $25,000 for being named the national coach of the year
- $10,000 for reaching Graduation Success Rate (GSR) and Academic Progress Rate (APR) goals (from and after Aug.. 27, 2014)