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Hockey Fortune: $10,812,421

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Scotty Bowman’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $10,812,421 (US $24,551,565 in today's dollars), ranking #1184 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 18, 1933
Country of birth: Canada
Salary History - Scotty Bowman
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1955-56 $254 $2,884
Amount in Canadian currency: $250.
As coach of the Park Extension Flyers of the Montreal Metropolitan Junior Hockey League.
Source(s): Book: Scotty - A Hockey Life Like No Other
1956-57 $4,267 $47,837
Amount in Canadian currency: $4,200.
As Assistant -Coach of the Hull-Ottawa Canadiens in the Ontario Hockey Association Senior A league.
Source(s): Book: Scotty - A Hockey Life Like No Other
1970-71 $50,000 $392,452
As coach and General Manager of the St. Louis Blues.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1977-78 $75,200 $378,047
Amount in Canadian currency: $80,000.
As coach of the Montreal Canadiens. (Earned $60,000 according to another edition of The Sporting News.)
Source(s): The Sporting News
1978-79 $87,700 $409,661
Amount in Canadian currency: $100,000.
On June 2, 1978, after turning down a lucrative five-year contract offer from the St. Louis Blues for $1.5M, signed a one-year plus one-year option contract as coach of the Montreal Canadiens for $100,000 per season. (Earned $60,000 or $80,000 according to different another editions of The Sporting News.)
Source(s): La Presse / The Sporting News
1979-80 $250,000 $1,049,532
Prior to the season, elected not to exercice his option year as coach of the Montreal Candiens at $100,000. Turned down a five-year contract offer from the Toronto Maple Leafs as coach and general manager for a yearly salary between $140,000 and $150,000 and signed a contract as coach and general manager of the Buffalo Sabres for a $250,000 yearly salary.
Source(s): Sportsnet
1980-81 $250,000 $924,342
As General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1979-80 and 1986-87.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1981-82 $250,000 $837,824
As Coach and General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1979-80 and 1986-87.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1982-83 $250,000 $789,378
As Coach and General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1979-80 and 1986-87.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1983-84 $250,000 $764,809
As Coach and General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1979-80 and 1986-87.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1984-85 $250,000 $733,298
As Coach and General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1979-80 and 1986-87.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1985-86 $250,000 $708,144
As Coach and General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1979-80 and 1986-87.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1986-87 $375,000 $1,042,446
As Coach and General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres. Twelve games into the season, in November 1986, he removed himself as a coach. In early December 1986, he was fired as General Manager with another guaranteed year left on his contract.
Source(s): The Gazette / La Presse
1987-88 $375,000 $1,005,655
Did not coach but was paid under his guaranteed contract after his 1986 firing.
Source(s): The Gazette / La Presse
1991-92 $300,000 $671,195 170
As coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Source(s): Book: The Road to Hockeytown
1992-93 $300,000 $651,440 286
As coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Source(s): Book: The Road to Hockeytown
1993-94 $900,000 $1,898,311 75
Prior to the season, signed a two-year contract as coach of the Detroit Red Wings for $800,000 per year plus a one-time signing bonus of $100,000. (Earned $1M according to the book The Russian Five)
Source(s): Book: The Road to Hockeytown / The Hockey News 1993-94 Yearbook
1994-95 $800,000 $1,644,582 66
As coach of the Detroit Red Wings.
Source(s): Book: The Road to Hockeytown
1996-97 $650,000 $1,262,703 337
As coach of the Detroit Red Wings.
Source(s): The Hockey News
1997-98 $970,000 $1,841,260 222
As coach of the Detroit Red Wings. (Earned $1M according to the book The Road to Hockeytown)
Source(s): The Hockey News
1998-99 $975,000 $1,822,480 256
As coach of the Detroit Red Wings.
Source(s): The Hockey News, La Presse or Le Droit
1999-00 $1,000,000 $1,829,151 265
As coach of the Detroit Red Wings.
Source(s): The Hockey News, La Presse or Le Droit
2000-01 $1,200,000 $2,123,345 241
As coach of the Detroit Red Wings. (Earned $1M according to the book The Road to Hockeytown.)
Source(s): The Hockey News
2001-02 $1,000,000 $1,720,788 345
As coach of the Detroit Red Wings. Retired from coaching after the season.
Source(s): Book: The Road to Hockeytown
Career Total: US $10,812,421
(In today's dollars: US $24,551,565)

NHL Rank: 1184
(In today's dollars: 868)