As commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell makes a ton of money. But the exact amount of Goodell's salary is truly astounding. In 2014, Goodell took home $34.1 million in salary, reports both Darren Rovell and The USA Today. That's a not typ0, Goodell seriously made $34.1 million in 2014.
Here's the even crazier part; that's actually a pay cut for Goodell, who took over as commissioner of the NFL in 2006. He was paid $35 million in 2013 and an insane $44 million in 2012.
According to the USA Today, Goodell's salary "is approved by the league’s compensation committee, which is made up of a group of NFL owners. His compensation is determined by multiple factors, such as use of an independent consultant and reviewing the compensation of the chief executives of other sports and entertainment organizations."
In 2014, the NFL reported $619 million in revenue, per USA Today. That comes almost entirely from the team's membership dues. Including the team's incomes, the NFL generates over $10 billion in revenue. For more NFL coverage, download the Chat Sports Android and iPhone app.
To put Goodell's salary in perspective, the two highest paid players last year (Justin Houston and Ndamukong Suh) each took home $23.5 million. So yes, Goodell makes more than any NFL player.Back to the NFL Newsfeed