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    Mike McCarthy’s Net Worth and Salary: How Much Money Has the Cowboys’ Head Coach Made?

    Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy has been coaching for a long time. What is his net worth, and how does it stack up to other coaches?

    Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy is one of seven active NFL lead skippers with a Super Bowl championship on his résumé, as he led the Green Bay Packers to victory in Super Bowl 45 back in 2011.

    McCarthy’s 178 career victories across the regular season and playoffs ranks 17th all-time, and second-most among active coaches. McCarthy has been coaching for a long time, so what is his net worth and how does it stack up to other coaches?

    What Is Mike McCarthy’s Net Worth?

    Contract information isn’t always as widely available for coaches as it is for players, so it was a bit tough finding ironclad financials for McCarthy’s current deal.

    However, most sources put his annual salary with the Cowboys in the $4 million to $7 million range.

    If he’s earning only $4 million, this would make him one of the lowest-paid head coaches in the NFL. According to Sportskeeda, McCarthy was the second-lowest-paid head coach in the NFL during the 2023 season, trailing only Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski.

    All told, McCarthy doesn’t earn a ton for the level at which he’s produced. To put McCarhy’s rate in comparison, consider what other Super Bowl winners are making: Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid earns $18 million per year, while Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay makes $14 million and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin brings home $12.5 million annually.

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    McCarthy’s net worth is estimated to be around $9 million, per Celebrity Net Worth. Once again, for comparison, Tomlin’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million.

    Of course, McCarthy’s not making peanuts — not by any stretch of the imagination. One could safely surmise that he could have a bigger bank account if that was his M.O. If McCarthy was dead set on making $10 million/year, he’s a big enough name that he could’ve negotiated his way up to that number with some ballclub.

    But his two coaching stops, Green Bay and Dallas, indicate that he prioritizes other things: stability, consistency, a winning tradition, a talented roster, a stable ownership group, and a dedicated fan base — all the resources one could need to succeed at the highest level.

    Clearly, valuing these things has worked out for McCarthy, as he’s won a Super Bowl and become one of the winningest coaches in NFL history. Throughout his coaching career, he’s had 11 double-digit-win seasons, including each of the last three years with the Cowboys.

    As of late, McCarthy has garnered some criticism for his lack of recent playoff success. It’s not a critique without merit. Since taking over the Cowboys, he’s won just one playoff game — and it was against a sub-500 Tampa Bay Buccaneers team.

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    To McCarthy’s credit, he coached his Cowboys to a 12-5 finish in each of the past three seasons. And the team still has plenty of stars littered across both sides of the ball, so the Cowboys should be competitive again this season.

    At this point, McCarthy needs to show that he can win in the postseason. With some success in the playoffs, his job will be safe, and his net worth will continue to increase.

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