Gary Andersen's starting salary as University of Wisconsin football coach is estimated to be between $1.8 million and $2 million, a university source told the Wisconsin State Journal.
The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not cleared to disclose salary information.
That’s in line with what Kevin Graham, the program director at KFAN-AM in Salt Lake City, reported on his Twitter account.
Graham said Andersen’s UW contract is for five years and will pay him $1.8 million in the first year, with $100,000 raises each year. That means year five, in 2017, would be worth $2.2 million.
Andersen had a base salary of $550,000 this season at Utah State and made more than $700,000 total, with incentives factored in.
Former UW coach Bret Bielema was due to make $2.7 million this season with the Badgers.