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Wed Sep 21, 2016, 09:54 AM

Nick Saban is the highest-paid public employee in America: Here are numbers 2-10

Source: Leada Gore at al.com

The old adage "you get what you pay for" certainly is true when it comes to University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban.

Alabama football generated a record-breaking $95 million in revenue in the 2015 national championship season with a profit of almost $47 million. That's a pretty good return even if you factor in the almost $7 million per year Saban is paid to coach the Crimson Tide.

What people often forget, however, is that Saban is a public employee, just like someone who works at the Department of Motor Vehicles or the Alabama Forestry Department. Those DMV workers aren't paid like a coach, of course. In fact, according to a ranking by 24/7 Wall Street, Saban isn't just the highest-paid public employee in Alabama, he's the highest-paid public employee in America.

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Highest paid public employee in each state:

1.Nick Saban, University of Alabama football coach, Alabama - $7.09 million

2.Jim Harbaugh, University of Michigan football coach, Michigan - $7 million

3.John Calipari, University of Kentucky basketball coach, Kentucky - $6.88 million

4.Urban Meyer, Ohio State University football coach, Ohio - $5.86 million

5.Bob Stoops, University of Oklahoma football coach, Oklahoma - $5.86 million

6.Charlie Strong, University of Texas football coach, Texas - $5.16 million

7.Jimbo Fisher, Florida State University football coach, Florida - $5.15 million

8.Sean Miller, University of Arizona basketball coach, Arizona - $4.95 million

9.Bill Self, Kansas University basketball coach, Kansas - $4.94 million

10.James Franklin, Penn State University football coach, Pennsylvania - $4.4 million


Highest-paid state employees that aren't coaches:

1.Kayvan Khiabani, professor of surgery, University of Nevada Reno, Nevada - $987,638

2.David Engle, neurosurgeon, Hawaii Health Systems Corp., Hawaii - $786,000

3.Joshua Wynn, Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Science, North Dakota - $674,587

4.Lewis Pasternak, anesthesiologist and CEO of Stony Brook University Hospital, New York - $673,596

5.Mary Nettleman, Dean of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, South Dakota - $577,650

6.Frederick Morin III, Dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, Vermont - $559,644

7.Keith Meyer, president Alaska Gasline Development Corp., Alaska - $550,000

8.Mark Huddleston, president, University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire - $492,800

9.Clay Christian, Montana's Commissioner of Higher Education, Montana - $309,207

10.James Page, chancellor, University of Maine System, Maine - $277,500

More at: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/09/nick_saban_is_the_highest_paid.html#incart_river_index

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Reply Nick Saban is the highest-paid public employee in America: Here are numbers 2-10 (Original post)
yallerdawg Sep 2016 OP
Brother Buzz Sep 2016 #1
yallerdawg Sep 2016 #2
Brother Buzz Sep 2016 #3
trof Sep 2016 #4
JonLP24 Sep 2016 #5
sportaton Mar 2017 #6
yallerdawg Mar 2017 #7
sportaton Mar 2017 #8

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 12:33 PM

1. UCLA football head coach, Jim Mora, is the highest paid state employee in California.

And he didn't even make the list!

I'm thinking he needs a new agent. That, or start producing winning seasons.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 02:57 PM

2. Or get ready for an SEC job!

There are sure to be some openings - loser of LSU at Auburn this weekend, for instance.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 03:13 PM

3. He's loving Manhattan Beach to much to move to the 'armpit' SEC region

Hell, would you want to move if California Peggy was your neighbor?

All he needs to do do is finds another Miles Jack before his contract expires to put him back in the game.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat Sep 24, 2016, 07:09 PM

4. Yeah, it's kind of obscene.

I know Alabama football is BIG business and brings in mega bucks, but jeez.

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Response to trof (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 24, 2016, 07:20 PM

5. Competition in the market for coaches

Is why salaries this way (bidding war) and how easily replaceable like the neurosurgeon in Hawaii.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 10:29 AM

6. Highest paid public employee infographic

To be honest most of this guys deserve this money because they bring millions to their employers.

I have created one nice infographic about this topic



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Response to sportaton (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 11:45 AM

7. Welcome to DU, sportaton!

Great graphic! That's a skill and a devotion.

Another interesting aspect is the SEC connection of pay, and number of Nick Saban coaching alumni - Jimbo Fisher, Will Muschamp, Kirby Smart on the list!

Whatever else one may think, that is a hell of a Saban legacy.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 07:32 PM

8. Highest Paid Employee

Thank you Haha It seems that recommendations are always good. If we would have known at least a Saban ....

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