4. Bill Self (Kansas – $4,955,186)
He might not receive the same media attention as Calipari, Krzyzewski, and Pitino — but Bill Self has put together a top notch resume in his 13 seasons at KU. Self has totalled 384 wins as head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks — or an average of 30 wins per season. Which is exactly why the University makes sure he is handsomely rewarded, with an annual salary of $4,955,186. Speaking of Calipari — Self led the Jayhawks to a 75-68 victory over Coach Cal and the Memphis Tigers in the 2008 National Championship.