Skip to comments.Minnesota's highest-paid state employee: Guess who?
Posted on 09/15/2012 7:02:16 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
The recently retired chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system was the state's highest-paid employee in fiscal year 2012.
The St. Cloud Times reported Saturday, Sept. 15, that Chancellor James McCormick's earnings totaled $429,172 for the fiscal year that ran from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012. His successor, Steven Rosenstone, was also in the top 10 highest-paid state employees after earning $320,000.
The rest of the top 10 includes two college presidents: Minnesota State University, Mankato president Richard Davenport earned $304,514, and St. Cloud State University President Earl Potter made $303,263.
The rest were all medical specialists at the Department of Human Services' regional treatment centers or community behavioral health hospitals, who are eligible for additional shift differential pay. They earned $288,000 to $424,000 a year.
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Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency execs are somewhere between 1/2 M and $750K, Joe Paterno (deceased fomer Penn State head football coach) was over $1,000,000.00
Coaches at big time schools are usually paid by revenue from with the athletic programs and by contracts with outsiders.
Dude needs to do more research - Tubby Smith, men’s basketball coach, University of Minnesota:
Smith’s approximately $2 million in annual compensation represents nearly the same annual pay structure as his original contract; with those 5 percent raises, he’ll be making about $765,000 in base salary in 2012-13, and the supplemental compensation rose by $50,000 annually in the extension. But with how his team has performed and the state of the economy, even those modest gains represent a boon for the coach, who started out with a pay scale that now seems inflated for his recent accomplishments.
Retired University of Oregon football coach Mike Bellotti receives nearly half a million dollars in pension checks annually from the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System, making him the state’s top public pension beneficiary.
Separate school and state. Before it’s too late.
Football coach at Minnesota Jerry Kill makes $1.7 million, but coaches’ pay does not come from state appropriations. It’s raised privately or comes from broadcast revenue.
But that is mostly private money, not taxpayers’.
Not so with gender studies professors.
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