Gregg Popovich is the NBA's highest paid head coach with a salary of approximately $11.5 million per year.

Steve Kerr ranks second at $9.5 million per year, followed by Erik Spoelstra and Doc Rivers at $8.5 million apiece. 

Career assistants getting their first head coaching jobs can expect contracts in the $2.5 million to $3.5 million-a-year range.

The highest-paid coach in U.S. Sports is Bill Belichick, who earns $18 million per year.