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Where do NCSU, Duke and UNC football coaches rank in terms of salary?

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NC State coach Dave Doeren talks about the Wolfpack's upcoming game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during a media availability Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.
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NC State coach Dave Doeren talks about the Wolfpack's upcoming game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during a media availability Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.

N.C. State football coach Dave Doeren already has the upper hand on Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly in one coaching aspect — salary.

Doeren’s “total pay” with the Wolfpack is $2,212,600 a season. Kelly makes $1,645,867 a season for the Irish, according to a USA Today report released Thursday that lists the pay for 121 college football head coaches. The report also lists the buyout amounts and bonuses for many of those coaches.

Neither is among the nation’s top 50 best-paid coaches. Doeren ranks 51st and Kelly 64th.

Alabama’s Nick Saban sits at the top of the list by a wide margin at $11,132,000. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney is second nationally at $8,526,800, well ahead of Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher, who makes $5,700,000 a year and is listed sixth.

Duke head coach David Cutcliffe talks getting total focus during a media availability Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.

Duke’s David Cutcliffe is 46th in the listings at $2,613,638, and North Carolina’s Larry Fedora is 50th at $2,290,000, according to USA Today. Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson is 62nd at $1,827,370.

USA Today did not list salaries for Miami’s Mark Richt or Dino Babers of Syracuse. There were nine coaches without reported salaries.

East Carolina’s Scottie Montgomery is 78th at $1,050,000 among the coaches listed in the USA Report.

University of North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora talks with reporters in his Monday press conference following a big loss at Virginia Tech.

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USA Today rankings

ACC coaches annual salaries

With national ranking

2.

Dabo Swinney

Clemson

$8,526,800

6.

Jimbo Fisher

Florida State

$5,700,000

21.

Bobby Petrino

Louisville

$3,930,434

30.

Bronco Mendenhall

Virginia

$3,400,000

33.

Justin Fuente

Virginia Tech

$3,250,000

40.

Paul Johnson

Georgia Tech

$2,970,891

46.

David Cutcliffe

Duke

$2,613,638

48.

Steve Addazio

Boston College

$2,448,949

50.

Larry Fedora

UNC

$2,290,000

51.

Dave Doeren

NC State

$2,212,600

61.

Pat Narduzzi

Pitt

$1,827,735

62.

Dave Clawson

Wake Forest

$1,827,370

ACC coaches not listed

Mark Richt, Miami

Dino Babers, Syracuse

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