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Most UMass presidents compensated less than average, according to study

Posted by Your Town  May 13, 2013 11:18 AM

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The Chronicle of Higher Education released data today on executive compensation at 214 public schools in the US, which showed that overall, presidents in the University of Massachusetts system were compensated less than the average public school president.

According to the data, the highest paid UMass president was Robert L. Caret of the University of Massachusetts system, who earned $535,750 for the 2012 fiscal year. Caret’s compensation ranks 69th out of the 214 public schools that were included in the study.

Robert C. Holub of the University of Massachusetts Amherst was compensated $417,375, earning him a ranking of 120 out of 214.

Martin T. Meehan of University of Massachusetts-Lowell ranked 145th in the study, with a salary of $367,800 for the 2012 fiscal year.

J. Keith Motley of the University of Massachusetts-Boston earned $277,439, making him 190th out of the 214 schools.

President Graham B. Spanier of Pennsylvania State University at University Park was the highest earner, making $2,906,721. The lowest earner was Robert G. Frank, of the University of Mexico-Main Campus, who made $46,250 for the 2012 fiscal year.

Katherine Landergan can be reached at klandergan@globe.com. For campus news updates, follow her on Twitter @klandergan.

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