MLS Coaches Salary 2022

MLS refers to Major League Soccer which is one of the most popular and highest-budget games in the United States. Every year MLS players and coaches are paid a large amount of money. The team authority officially reveals the player’s salary through their website, but in contrast, the coach’s salary remains unrevealed. But sometimes many newspapers and journals publish articles on a coach’s salaries based on some authentic source. We have collected a detailed study about MLS coaches’ salaries from different sources. 


Let’s have a look at the discussion of MLS coaches annual salaries and others.

Despite other facilities, an MLS head coach’s salary starts from $10000 to $1 million annually. The team management is bound to pay this money according to their ranking and previous performance.

MLS Coaches Salary 2022

Manager Age Club/Team Salary
Phil Neville 45 Inter Miami CF $1 million
Bruce Arena 70 New England Revolution $899,348
Pablo Mastroeni 46 Real Salt Lake $550,000
Pat Nonaan 42 FC Cincinnati $500,000
Gary Smith 53 Nashville SC $500,000
Gerhard Struber 45 New York Red Bulls $500,000
Bob Bradley 64 Toronto FC $500,000
Paulo Nagamura 39 Houston Dynamo $460,772
Steve Cherundolo 43 Los Angeles FC $449,025
Wayne Rooney 36 DC United $400,000
Caleb Porter 47 Columbus Crew $350,000
Luchi Gonzalez 42 San Jose Earthquakes $350,000
Nico Estévez 42 FC Dallas $300,000
Greg Vanney 48 LA Galaxy $300,000
Ronny Deila 46 New York City FC $300,000
Óscar Pareja 54 Orlando City SC $300,000
Giovanni Savares 51 Portland Timbers $300,000
Brian Schmetzer 60 Seattle Sounders FC $300,000
Jim Curtin 43 Philadelphia Union $280,000
Adrian Heath 61 Minnesota United FC $250,000
Gonzalo Pineda 39 Atlanta United FC $250,000
Vanni Sartini 45 Vancouver Whitecaps FC $250,000
Christian Lattanzio (Interim) 50 Charlotte FC $230,000
Josh Wolff 45 Austin FC $200,000
Wilfried Nancy 45 CF Montréal $180,000
Robin Fraser 55 Colorado Rapids $180,000
Peter Vermes 55 Sporting Kansas City $170,000
Ezra Hendrickson 50 Chicago Fire $159,583
[All the information has been taken from different reliable sources like newspapers, tv news, athlete forums, press conference, etc. It may be changed by the authorities.]

A short description of the top 10 coaches has given below.

Phil Neville,  Inter Miami CF.

Phil Neville is a former player who has been serving Inter Miami CF as head coach since 2021. He won six-time Premier League as a player for Manchester United. He also led the England National Women’s Team in the 2019 FIFA Women’s Word Cup and placed the fourth position. He is also a co-founder of Saltford City FC. Recently, his son Harvey Neville signed the paper on the first team Inter Miami. 

Phil Neville gets paid nearly $1 million yearly for coaching the team. It is the highest MLS coach’s salary.  

Bruce Arena,  New England Revolution

Bruce Arena is one of the top best coaches in the MLS ever. He won four MLS Cups. Once he coached LA Galaxy and reformed the team into today’s shape. Currently, he has been coaching New England Revolution. The 2021 season was a great season for New England Revolutions, they won almost 240 regular seasons. The team extended contact with Bruce Arena for the next four seasons. He joined the team in 2019, previously he’d played and coached with teams. He is in the second position on the scale of salary. 

Pablo Mastroenni,   Real Salt Lake

After a long period with Colorado Rapids Pablo Mastroenni joined as interim coach of Real Salt Lake in 2021 and round the year he became the head coach of the team. As a player, he played for many teams and won dignity. Now he is training his disciple for next season and he is optimistic about the championship. 

Pat Nonaan,  FC Cincinnati

Pat Nonaan is an American soccer coach and former player who had played for several teams in a forwarding position. But currently, he is the head coach of FC Cincinnati where he joined in 2022 but before joining here he served as an assistant manager at LA Galaxy, Philadelphia Union, and United State. He also played for the United State National team. Well-experienced Nonaan is always forward-thinking and serious about the upcoming season.

Gary Smith,  Nashville SC

Nashville’s players are being trained by Gary Smith. He signed a contract with Nashville SC for 2018-19 but in 2020 the club extended the contract through 2023. He began his career as head coach in 2008 at Colorado Rapids. Smith led the club to two Audi MLS Cup playoff wins. He is a man of competitiveness and hardworking. The club hopping for the upcoming championship under Smith’s guidance.

Gerhard Struber,  New York Red Bulls

In 2020, New York Red Bulls announced Gerhard Struber as head coach. Players of Red Bulls are pleased to have him. After a long experience of playing and coaching with many famous teams and clubs, he comes to the Red Bulls. He is very work-friendly with his disciple. He led the team to remarkable winning. The club pays him an unrevealed amount of money but it may be around $500,00.

Bob Bradley,  Toronto FC

Toronto FC appointed three-time MLS Coach Of The Year Bob Bradley as their 12th head coach and sporting director. Bob has almost 20 years of coaching experience. He also coached both the United States and Egyptian National teams. Bob 64 started his coaching career in 1981 and already had worked for approximately 16 teams. Currently, he is in charge of Toronto’s Head coach and he gets paid nearly $500,000 for his service. 

Paulo Nagamura,  Huston Dynamo

Former Brazilian football player Paulo Nagamura recently has appointed as the head coach of Huston Dynamo. He also coached at Sporting Kansas City and was assistant coach of Swop Park Rangers. He played for many clubs and led teams to victories. Huston is approaching the championship under Nagamura’s leadership.

Steve Cherundolo,  Los Angels FC

Steve Cherundolo is an American former player, and currently, he is the head coach of Los Angeles FC. The team hired Cherundolo very recently 2022. He represented the United States several times in FIFA World Cup. Los Angels hired him instead of Bob Bradley who led the team successful four seasons. Steve Cherundolo’s annual salary is nearly $450,000.

Wayne Rooney, DC United

Wayne Rooney has backed DC United as head coach. Previously, he captained the team for two years. Rooney began his career as a player in 2002 in the English Premier League. At the age of 18, he joined Manchester United and played 13 seasons where he made 208 Premier League goals. Rooney is an international star player who first joined as a coach in Derby Country in 2020 and later on in 2022 he moved to DC United.

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