LSU women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey is the highest paid coach in all of women’s basketball, according to a study released by USA Today this week.

Mulkey edges out Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma and Dawn Staley of South Carolina with a total salary of $3,264,000 this season. Both Auriemma and Staley check in at $3.1 million.

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Texas coach Vic Schaefer is the only other women’s basketball coach to make over $2 million at $2.3.

USA Today’s study shows that there are 18 women’s basketball coaches who make at least $1 million.

Mulkey has a maximum bonus of $750,000 and received $443,000 in bonuses for the 2022-23 season. The school buyout on Mulkey’s contract is $2 million.

What is Kim Mulkey’s salary as LSU women’s basketball coach?

Kim Mulkey guided LSU women’s basketball to its first NCAA championship in program history last season in her second season in Baton Rouge.

Now, she’s the highest-paid coach in women’s college basketball this season with a total salary of $3.264 million at LSU. It is to be noted that private institutions are not required to provide coaching contracts, so for coaches such as Tara VanDerveer at Stanford, it’s unclear what they make.

LSU Makes Kim Mulkey The Highest Paid Women's Basketball Coach

Mulkey signed a new 10-year contract following last season’s national championship and the 61-year-old coach is scheduled by the end of it to make $3.65 million by 2032-33. Her previous deal was for $2.5 million per season and ran through the 2028-29 campaign.

UConn’s Geno Auriemma and South Carolina’s Dawn Staley are right behind Mulkey in compensation, both making $3.1 million this season, per USA Today’s Basketball Coaching Salary database.

Texas coach Vic Shaefer, who coached Mississippi State to two NCAA title runner-up finishes in back-to-back seasons in 2017 and 2018 and Maryland’s Brenda Frese, who guided the Terrapins to the national championship back in 2006, round out the top five in coaching salaries at $2.3 million and $1.88 million, respectively.