Jay Norvell’s Salary, Contract, Net Worth, and More

Jay Norvell wanted more "support", and Colorado State gave him a contract that helped him get exactly that while increasing his net worth too.

After leaving Nevada for Colorado State, Jay Norvell signed a contract that made him one of the highest-paid coaches in the Mountain West. He acquires more flexibility with staffing and bonuses every year for certain achievements.

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Jay Norvell’s Salary and Contract in 2023

Norvell helped turn around the Nevada program into a respectable Mountain West program, and that success helped him get a better contract with Colorado State. His contract started on December 6, 2021. Here’s what we know about the details of that agreement.

His base salary started at $1.6 million and goes up by $100,000 yearly for a salary of $2 million in 2026. If the Rams fire Norvell, they owe him decreasing amounts in 2023 ($3 million), 2024 ($2.5 million), 2025 ($1.5 million), and 2026 (remainder of base pay). Norvell owes Colorado State similar amounts should he leave the Rams.

Bonuses come into play for various different achievements. Norvell gets a bonus on his contract for conference games, overall games, and even includes some for bowl games and playoff performances.

The details for winning games are listed here:

  • $25,000 for winning four conference games
  • $25,000 for winning five conference games
  • $50,000 for winning six conference games
  • $50,000 for a seventh overall win in a season
  • $50,000 for an eighth overall win in a season
  • $50,000 for a ninth overall win in a season
  • $50,000 for winning 10 or more games in a season
  • $50,000 for qualification in the conference championship game
  • $50,000 for winning the conference championship game

Colorado State aspires to make a bowl game frequently, which Norvell will be rewarded for in his contract. He also gets bonuses if the Rams shock the world and become a factor in the College Football Playoff race.

  • $50,000 for being selected to play in a bowl game
  • $50,000 for winning a bowl game
  • $100,000 for selection to play in “a host bowl as part of the College Football Playoff”
  • $150,000 for selection to play in the semifinal of the College Football Playoff
  • $200,000 for playing in the final of the College Football Playoff
  • $100,000 for winning the College Football Playoff

Norvell also receives bonuses for winning individual awards, specifically winning conference coach of the year ($25,000 for the first time, $125,000 for the fifth time) and $100,000 for winning national coach of the year.

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