New 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula will earn approximately $3.5 million annually, making him one of the lowest-paid head coaches in the NFL, league sources told CSNBayArea.com.
Former coach Jim Harbaugh collected $5 million a year before the “mutual parting” that was announced after the 49ers’ final regular-season game.
Harbaugh was allowed to seek outside endorsement deals with team sponsors in the final two years of his contract that provided as much as another $1 million annually, according to a source.
Tomsula received a four-year contract, the Sacramento Bee reported last week. His pay ranks ahead of only the original deals signed by Gus Bradley (Jacksonville) at $2.9 million a year, and Mike McCoy (San Diego) and Ron Rivera (Carolina), both at $3 million, according to a source. Rivera has since signed a contract extension.
Tomsula’s salary appears to come in where it would be expected. Tomsula, unlike most NFL coaches, did not have any coordinator experience on his NFL resume before receiving his promotion from defensive line coach. He did not interview for any other NFL head-coaching jobs after the season.