Sean Payton: The Saints Head Coach Makes More Money Than You Think

New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton is one of the most notable coaches in the NFL. He's been coaching the Saints since 2006 and led the team to a Super Bowl win in 2009. While the head coach of the team, he's had nine winning seasons and only five losing seasons. He's actually the winningest coach in the team's history, according to WDSU, which is why it's no surprise that the franchise has opted to keep him there year after year. 

In 2019, WDSU reported that Coach Payton had signed a new contract with New Orleans that would keep him in the Big Easy for an additional five years — through the 2023 season. While the financial terms weren't disclosed at the time, we do know a little bit about what he'd been making in the run-up to this deal. Keep reading to find out Coach Payton's salary as well as his very impressive net worth.

Sean Payton would have gotten a nice bonus for winning the 2009 Super Bowl

As the head coach of the New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton reportedly earns a salary of about $8 million a year, according to Celebrity Net Worth. However, CBS Sports reported in January 2020 that his salary might be closer to $9.8 million per year. When he signed his five-year contract extension in 2019, WDSU reported that he was earning $8 million a year, so it seems fair to assume that his contract renewal brought a pay raise with it.  

Payton also has a net worth of about $24 million, which isn't too bad if we do say so ourselves. The coach most likely earns pay increases and bonuses when his team has a winning season or advances to the playoffs. Winning the Super Bowl also provides a nice bonus for all the players and assumedly the coaches as well. In fact, according to CNBC, even the losing team earns a bonus, just for making it there. While the amount of the bonus varies from year to year, it's usually over $100,000 for winning and a little under $100,000 if you lose. 

In each of Payton's nine winning seasons with the Saints, his team has advanced to the playoffs, which means a little extra money each time. It's no wonder this successful coach has such a handsome net worth!