What was the salary of USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter during World Cup 2022?

Gregg Berhalter is the current USMT coach, who was rehired to lead the golden generation of U.S men’s team for the 2026 FIFA WORLD CUP. The two-time FIFA World Cup player for USA was appointed again after his controversy in 2023, as the board failed to score some big names such as Jesse March and Luis Enrique to fill his position.

US men’s golden generation had been performing impressively with Gregg as their manager. Under his leadership, the team has played 60 matches with whopping 37 wins and only 11 losses. While his win record is impressive, so is his paycheck.

Gregg Berhalter Salary: How much did USMNT coach get in 2022?

The veteran coach took the role as the US manager in the year 2018 gearing up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. After delivering some great performances in the World Cup, he hit the jackpot with a quadruple salary increase.

As per USA Today, Gregg Berhalter as the US boss was earning a whopping amount of $2.291 million including the hefty bonus of $900,000 after he guided the young team to the Round of 16 in the World Cup.

At the time of signing his contract as the US coach, Berhalter agreed to a base salary of $1.391 million. However, this amount was increased by a bonus linked to the team’s performance in the World Cup. A representative from the USSF, speaking to The Washington Post, stated that Greg’s incentives were based on “both qualification and performance” in the 2022 World Cup.

During his tenure as the US manager, the team achieved significant milestones, including winning two Confederation Cups and reaching the Round of 16 in the FIFA World Cup 2022, where they were defeated by the Netherlands.

Although their World Cup journey ended in the Round of 16, it was considered a success for the team, which was in a developmental phase and gained valuable experience. Berhalter, as the manager, received a substantial sum of $2.291 million, including incentives.

USWNT Coach Vlatko Andonovski paid 73% less than Gregg Berhalter

Following the release of data from the USSF’s 990 tax form, the public learned about the salaries of both Vlatko Andonovski and Gregg Berhalter. Berhalter earned a total of $2.291 million, including incentives, while Andonovski, the USWNT coach, earned 73% less than the USMT coach. The data also revealed that Berhalter’s bonuses were double the base salary of the women’s coach.

Based on the data, the women’s national team coach Valtko Andonovski had the base salary of $396,089. He also received a $50,000 bonus for leading the USWNT to third place in the Tokyo Olympics. Even with that, the head of the women’s national team earned a total of $446,495 in 2022 which is only the 27% as much as the Men’s coach Gregg Berhalter made.

The USWNT currently holds the No. 1 position in the FIFA Ranking, while the USMNT is ranked 13th. The significant gap between the two teams’ rankings has prompted various perspectives on the substantial salary difference between their coaches. Some question the fairness and evaluation of roles within the USSF, while others believe that Gregg Berhalter’s salary is well-deserved.

After signing a new contract in 2023, Gregg Berhalter continues to lead the national team. It will be exciting to see how the US men’s team performs under his guidance in the upcoming Copa America and the FIFA World Cup 2026.

Drop your thoughts and tell us whether Gregg Berhalter would be successful with this USMNT.

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