Washington hasn't yet released contract figures for newly hired coach Chris Petersen, but Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports reports that Petersen is about to get paid. A lot.
According to Feldman, Petersen agreed to a 5-year deal worth $3.6 million per year, which would make him the highest-paid coach in the Pac-12. Keep in mind that USC and Stanford are private institutions and therefore are not required to release their contract details.
According to USA Today's caching salary database, Petersen was scheduled to make roughly $2.15 million this year at Boise State. Steve Sarkisian, who left UW on Monday for USC, was scheduled to make about $2.575 million, which made him the highest-paid coach at a public school in the conference.
It's not known what Sarkisian is being paid by USC, though according to USA Today, Sarkisian's predecessor, Lane Kiffin, was paid roughly $2.6 million, which is the highest Pac-12 salary listed in the database. Stanford coach David Shaw's salary is not published.