Steve Wilks Net Worth

Steve Wilks is an American football coach and former player. He is the defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. Wilks was hired by the Chicago Bears as defensive backs coach in 2006.

This article is about Steve Wilks’s net worth, contract, salary, career earnings, biography, wife, and more.

Steve Wilks’s Biography and Career

Steven Bernard Wilks was born on August 8, 1969, in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. He attended West Charlotte High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., and played high school football as a wide receiver, defensive back, and kick returner.

Playing Career

Wilks joined Appalachian State University in 1987 and played college football for the Mountaineers from 1987-1991.

He helped the Mountaineers capture the Southern Conference Championship in 1987 and 1991. He finished his collegiate career with 103 tackles, four interceptions, and four blocked kicks.

Coaching Career

Steve Wilks was hired by the Chicago Bears as defensive backs coach in 2006. The Bears fired Wilks on December 30, 2008.

Wilks was hired as defensive backs coach of the San Diego Chargers in 2009. When Ron Rivera became head coach of the Panthers, he hired Wilks as a secondary coach on January 15, 2012.

On January 22, 2018, Wilks joined the Arizona Cardinals as their head coach. In the 2018 season, Wilks made his head coaching debut against the Washington Redskins. On December 31, 2018, the Cardinals fired Wilks. On January 14, 2019, Wilks was hired by the Cleveland Browns to be their defensive coordinator.

In 2021, Wilks went to the University of Missouri as their defensive coordinator. On February 9, 2022, the Panthers announced the hiring of Wilks as Matt Rhule’s new defensive pass game coordinator and secondary coach.

On February 9, 2023, it was reported that the San Francisco 49ers hired Wilks as their defensive coordinator.

Steve Wilks’s Net Worth and Salary

In 2023, defensive coordinator Steve Wilks’s net worth is $5 million. His prime sources of wealth are his NFL coaching salaries.


Steve Wilks is the highest-paid defensive coordinator in the NFL. He earned a base salary of $8 million during his lone season in Columbia in 2021.

Career Earnings

The defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, Steve Wilks total career earnings are not available currently.

Personal Info

Full NameSteven Bernard Wilks
BornAugust 8, 1969
Current ClubSan Francisco 49ers
PositionDefensive coordinator 
Shirt No.n/a
Age 53
Height 183 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight n/a
BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Nationality American
Net Worth$5 million 
Average Annual Salary$8 million 
Relationship StatusMarried 
WifeMarcia Wilks
Instagram n/a


Steve Wilks’s lovely wife is Marcia Wilks. They have two daughters and one son.


Born on August 8, 1969, he is 53 years old.


He is 183 cm (6 ft 1 in) tall.


This info is not available.

Head Coaching Record

Regular SeasonNCAA : 5-6 (.455)NFL : 9-19 (.321)


What is Steve Wilks’s Net Worth?

In 2023, his net worth is $5 million.

How much is his average annual salary?

$8 million.

Which college did he play for?


Who is his wife?

His wife is Marcia Wilks.

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