In May, Williamson County Judge James Martin ordered Gill to pay $170,000 in child support to his ex-wife, Kathryn B. Gill. At the time, he was given 10 days to pay the money.
His bond to leave jail is $170,000, the same as the child support amount, according to Williamson County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sharon Puckett.
The case originated in January, when Gill's ex-wife filed a petition for civil contempt.
Kathryn Gill was seeking $86,000 in child support from Steve Gill, in addition to $4,400 in medical expenses, $133,000 in college expenses and another $11,000 for a car she purchased for the children's use.
The couple divorced in 2011.