Highest Paid State Employees

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    Highest Paid State Employees

    There has been a lot of debate over the years about over paid state ( and government in general ) employees so on that note...here's a little Thursday Morning trivia question for the Politics board.

    What position does the highest paid public employee hold in ALL but 10 states in the US?


    I think the answer will shock many people.

     

    Here are two hints:

    Refer to the many conversations we've had about student loans

    Massachusetts is one of the 10 states which is the exception.

     

    Okay..go!

     
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    College president.




    Close...but no

     
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    Head coach for whatever sport is the most dominant, i.e football, basketball etc.




    Bingo!!! This really surprised me.

     
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    Head coach for whatever sport is the most dominant, i.e football, basketball etc.

     




    Bingo!!! This really surprised me.

     



    Doesn't surprise me at all. Some of these big time D1 football programs bring in millions for the colleges. I'm surprised there is a position in MA that makes more than $1.6M, that would be the salary the BC football coach is making

     
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    Re: Highest Paid State Employees

    In response to miscricket's comment:

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    Head coach for whatever sport is the most dominant, i.e football, basketball etc.

     




    Bingo!!! This really surprised me.

     



    Not me, it's a money generating positon.

    The rest of the high paid positions in state government, not so much.

     
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    Re: Highest Paid State Employees

    In response to miscricket's comment:

    There has been a lot of debate over the years about over paid state ( and government in general ) employees so on that note...here's a little Thursday Morning trivia question for the Politics board.

    What position does the highest paid public employee hold in ALL but 10 states in the US?


    I think the answer will shock many people.

     

    Here are two hints:

    Refer to the many conversations we've had about student loans

    Massachusetts is one of the 10 states which is the exception.

     

    Okay..go!



    Let me take a stab at the exceptions

    Rhode Island

    New Hampshire

    Vermont

    Maine

    South Dakota

    North Dakota

    Montana

    Idaho

    Wyoming

     

     
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    In response to FortySixAndTwo's comment:

    In response to miscricket's comment:

     

    There has been a lot of debate over the years about over paid state ( and government in general ) employees so on that note...here's a little Thursday Morning trivia question for the Politics board.

    What position does the highest paid public employee hold in ALL but 10 states in the US?


    I think the answer will shock many people.

     

    Here are two hints:

    Refer to the many conversations we've had about student loans

    Massachusetts is one of the 10 states which is the exception.

     

    Okay..go!

     



    Let me take a stab at the exceptions

     

    Rhode Island

    New Hampshire

    Vermont

    Maine

    South Dakota

    North Dakota

    Montana

    Idaho

    Wyoming

     




    Very close

    Nevada

    Montana

    South Dakota

    North Dakota

    New York

    Vermont

    Maine

    Massachusetts

    New Jersey

    Hawaii

    ..and those all have College Deans..and or Presidents as their highest paid state employees.

     
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    Head coach for whatever sport is the most dominant, i.e football, basketball etc.

     

     




    Bingo!!! This really surprised me.

     

     

     



    Not me, it's a money generating positon.

     

    The rest of the high paid positions in state government, not so much.




    Really..? It is a money generating position for the school..not for the state. The money generated from football programs doesn't come to the state..so no real benefit. I would be interested to see the total income vs. revenue for a state college or university football program.

    I only bring this up because it ties into a conversation that took place in this forum on the cost of higher education..and how the accessibility of student loans has essentially encouraged higher tuition costs leading towards an unaffordable market.

    I also bring this up because of the non-profit status virtually all colleges and universities enjoy.

    I also bring it up because it kind of speaks sadly to the priorities that exist.

     
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    Re: Highest Paid State Employees

    In response to miscricket's comment:

    In response to FortySixAndTwo's comment:

     

    In response to miscricket's comment:

     

     

     

    There has been a lot of debate over the years about over paid state ( and government in general ) employees so on that note...here's a little Thursday Morning trivia question for the Politics board.

    What position does the highest paid public employee hold in ALL but 10 states in the US?


    I think the answer will shock many people.

     

    Here are two hints:

    Refer to the many conversations we've had about student loans

    Massachusetts is one of the 10 states which is the exception.

     

    Okay..go!

     

     



    Let me take a stab at the exceptions

     

     

    Rhode Island

    New Hampshire

    Vermont

    Maine

    South Dakota

    North Dakota

    Montana

    Idaho

    Wyoming

     

     




    Very close

     

    Nevada

    Montana

    South Dakota

    North Dakota

    New York

    Vermont

    Maine

    Massachusetts

    New Jersey

    Hawaii

    ..and those all have College Deans..and or Presidents as their highest paid state employees.



    So MA has a college president making more than $1.6M? 

     

     
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    As of 2012 ( the last year that comprehensive data is compiled) the highest paid employee in the state of MA was the UMASS medical school chancellor at $784k. Is there a state employee who makes 1.6 million..? Who..?? If yes..that is crazy!

    "It is not down in any map...trueplaces never are...." ( Melville)

     
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    Re: Highest Paid State Employees

    In response to miscricket's comment:

    In response to skeeter20's comment:

     

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    In response to A_Concerned_Citizen's comment:

     

     

     

     

     

    Head coach for whatever sport is the most dominant, i.e football, basketball etc.

     

     

     




    Bingo!!! This really surprised me.

     

     

     

     

     



    Not me, it's a money generating positon.

     

     

    The rest of the high paid positions in state government, not so much.

     




    Really..? It is a money generating position for the school..not for the state. The money generated from football programs doesn't come to the state..so no real benefit. I would be interested to see the total income vs. revenue for a state college or university football program.

     

    I only bring this up because it ties into a conversation that took place in this forum on the cost of higher education..and how the accessibility of student loans has essentially encouraged higher tuition costs leading towards an unaffordable market.

    I also bring this up because of the non-profit status virtually all colleges and universities enjoy.

    I also bring it up because it kind of speaks sadly to the priorities that exist.



    A university that makes a ton of money off their football program can afford to pay the high salary without affecting tuition. The top 10 highest tuition schools don't have a big time sports program. The tuition at schools paying out millions to a football head coach don't even come close to the tuitions of Dartmouth, Sarah Lawrence, Wesleyan, Bard, Etc. Why do those school, who aren't paying crazy head coaching salaries, cost so much?

     

     

     
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    Re: Highest Paid State Employees

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    As of 2012 ( the last year that comprehensive data is compiled) the highest paid employee in the state of MA was the UMASS medical school chancellor at $784k. Is there a state employee who makes 1.6 million..? Who..?? If yes..that is crazy!

    "It is not down in any map...trueplaces never are...." ( Melville)



    Oh, never mind. You're only talking about STATE colleges. My bad.

     
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    As of 2012 ( the last year that comprehensive data is compiled) the highest paid employee in the state of MA was the UMASS medical school chancellor at $784k. Is there a state employee who makes 1.6 million..? Who..?? If yes..that is crazy!

    "It is not down in any map...trueplaces never are...." ( Melville)

     



    Oh, never mind. You're only talking about STATE colleges. My bad.

     




    Haha..no worries. Yes..state only. Don't even get me started on private..lol...

     
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    Re: Highest Paid State Employees

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    Robert A. Brown, the Boston University president, made a cool $1 million last year,according to fresh data from the Chronicle of Higher Education. In Massachusetts, that makes Brown the highest-paid in higher ed.

    Harvard University president Drew Faustearned a measly $822,000 in 2008-09. (Those numbers are total compensation, which includes benefits and housing allowance

     




    You do realize that these are private universities... you know, part of the 'private sector' that the wingnuts claim do things better, faster, cheaper, cleaner, healthier and never make mistakes.

     



    No, I don't think "we" wingnuts said that.  I think we said it doesn't get paid with our tax dollars, so it is none of our business.  And I don't think when we said such things that we had universities in mind.  Universities are hybrid institutions.

    Now, state schools, that's our business.  It is paid with tax dollars, in part.

     
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    Re: Highest Paid State Employees

    In response to chiefhowie's comment:

    http://espn.go.com/ncaa/revenue

    Football has the most income. Natural for them to balance it so no taxes are paid on the income.

    My Alabama > 128 Mil > spent almost 128 mil. 0 taxes

    Sports is a tool for a lot of Schools.  profess get paid to do task.

    How much money did Profess  Warren Hauntus get at Haveayard.

     




    Alabama? heheheheheh. That explains a lot.

     
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