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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Public College President Salaries, 2016-17

Chronicle of Higher Education:


The Chronicle‘s executive-compensation package includes the latest data on more than 1,400 chief executives at more than 600 private colleges from 2008-15 and nearly 250 public universities and systems from 2010-17. Hover over bars to show total compensation as well as pay components including base, bonus, and other. Click bars to see details including other top-paid college employees, how presidents compare with their peers, and how presidential pay looks in context to an institution’s expenses, tuition, and pay for professors. Updated July 15, 2018, with 2016-17 public-college data.

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Now that's what I call a million dollar premium.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Jul 18, 2018 3:16:01 PM

This would bother me less if there was any correlation with performance. I don't see much of it.

Posted by: Michael Livingston | Jul 19, 2018 2:44:26 AM

Michael Livingston, if president "performance" at some universities includes mitigating NCAA penalties for athletic violations and revamping athletic departments for more revenues and titles, the correlation with pay becomes more apparent.

Posted by: Woody | Jul 20, 2018 10:21:38 AM