Sunshine on Salaries

March 13, 2010 | Blog

Ah, the joys of being a state employee — our salary info is readily available to the public! Despite the UW System‘s efforts to keep that information quiet (salaries are very low, making it easy for other universities to lure us away), the Wisconsin State Journal put it online to ensure transparency. Here are some interesting tidbits:

  • 9 of the 10 best-paid employees in the UW System are men
  • 5 of the top 12 best-paid employees in the UW System are in athletic departments. Director Barry Alvarez earns $500,000 a year– $85,000 more than Kevin Reilly (System president) and $63,000 more than Biddy Martin (UW-Madison chancellor). An assistant football coach earns five times more than yours truly.
  • The deans of Madison’s law and business schools outearn the deans of letters & science and education by approximately 25%.
  • The chair of economics at UW-Madison earns nearly 2.5 times what the chair of economics at UW-Milwaukee earns.

I’m sure you can find more– have at it!

1 Comment

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    Don Heller

    March 22, 2010

    Couple of reactions:
    1) I'm surprised that the gap between the law and business deans and the ed school dean isn't even more
    2) you're getting hosed relative to education professors at other Big 10s


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