The Spartans coaching staff earned a base pay of $3,442,200.00 for the 2010 season, while Ohio State paid out base salaries of $5,746,900.00 for the same number of victories.
Wisconsin also proved to be a bargain as the Badgers staff was paid a base salary of $3,312,747.00 for their 11-1 mark.
The highest paid assistant coach in the Big Ten for 2010 was Illinois assistant coach Paul Petrino with a base pay of $475,000.00. Petrino will be paid $242,000.00 more than Pat Narduzzi and Don Treadwell. The lowest published assistant salary in the Big Ten was Minnesota's Derek Lewis at $102,000.00.
Source: USA Today