James Franklin Salary, Net Worth 2020 Updated.

James Franklin started his career as a quarterback player and then switched to a coaching career in 1995. James coached in the SEC for three seasons at Vanderbilt University but has never reached a bowl game in consecutive seasons. He was named the 16th head football coach in 2014. Since then, he is the head coach of Penn University.

Lets’ figure out, how much is Franklin earning? Know everything about James like net worth, income, profession, contracts, and properties. Stay tuned with us!


What is James Franklin Net Worth in 2020?

James Franklin has been serving as the head coach at Penn State University since 2014. Franklin is one of the highest-paid head coaches in the NFL.



He makes a hefty amount of money from his professional career. James Franklin’s net worth is $12 million, as of 2020. Moreover, James Franklin earns an annum salary of $4.3 million and raises every year.



In 2018, he was the 15th highest-paid NCAA football coach, reported USA Toady.  Back in 2017, his salary was$4.3 million according to his contract. Then in 2018, he made $4.8 million per year.

Back in 2017, James penned a six-year contract worth $34,7 million that will keep him in Penn State through 2022. The deal is worth an average salary of $5.78 million per year with guaranteed compensation and an additional $2.7 million in annual retention bonuses.


According to James’ new six-year contract with Penn State, James Franklin’s annual salary is listed below.

YearAnnual Salary
2017$4.6 million
2018$4.8 million
2019$5.65 million
2020$5.95 million
2021$6.54 million
2022$7.25 million

House & Car Details.

James is ranked fourth highest-paid college football coaches. The Penn head coach is currently living in a million home in Nashville, Tennessee which he purchased in 2011 for $1,162,500.

James Franklin Net Worth

There is no info of his car collections online. However, we can assure that the former Kansas State coach drives an exclusive car.

Career Info, Highlights.

Initially, he played football as a quarterback for four years while he was at the East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and set seven records. In 1995, James became a wide receivers coach at Kutztown and then joined as the defensive backs coach at his alma mater.

He then served as an offensive coordinator at Roskilde Kings before becoming the coach at Washington State, Idaho State, and Maryland. Additionally, Franklin served as the wide receivers coach for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers in 2005.

In the year 2006, Franklin appointed as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Kansas State and worked under head coach Ron Prince. Later he moved back to Maryland as the offensive coordinator where he worked until 2011. Franklin left for Vanderbilt and landed as the first head coach job in his career.

He was the first African-American head coach of Vanderbilt. He led the team to a bowl game in all three seasons. Eventually, he took over the head coach job at Penn University in 2013 after Bill O’Brien left.

In 2014, he nailed a six-year contract which paid him $4.3 million with a $300,000 retention bonus that increased by $100,000.

NameJames Franklin
Birth Date2 February 1972
PlaceLanghorne, Pennsylvania
ProfessionHead Coach
Net Worth$12 Million
Salary$4.3 MIllion
TeamPenn State
Record48-21
SpouseFumi Franklin
ChildrenAddy and Shola