College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Indiana

Jeff Brohm, head football coach at Purdue University, earned $3.8 million in 2018, making Brohm the highest-paid public employee in Indiana last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

On the ranking of the highest-paid public employees in each state, Brohm’s salary came in 19th, according to the analysis.

Data from USA Today’s 2018 NCAA salary reports, as well as, were used by the website to create the ranking of top public employee salaries. Some of the employees in the ranking have left their positions since last year, however, according to GOBankingRates.

Twenty-nine of the people on the list – or 58 percent – held the position of the head football coach at a major university, the study said. Most of them were earning annual pay of $1 million or more, according to the analysis.


Highest-Paid Public Employees by State in 2018

StatePublic Employee NameJob TitleEmployerTotal 2018 PayRank
KentuckyJohn CalipariHead basketball coachUniversity of Kentucky$9,276,6431
AlabamaNick SabanHead football coachUniversity of Alabama$8,307,0002
OhioUrban MeyerHead football coachOhio State University$7,600,0003
MichiganJim HarbaughHead football coachUniversity of Michigan$7,504,0004
TexasJimbo FisherHead football coachTexas A&M University$7,500,0005
GeorgiaKirby SmartHead football coachUniversity of Georgia$6,603,6006
South CarolinaDabo SwinneyHead football coachClemson University$6,543,3507
FloridaDan MullenHead football coachUniversity of Florida$6,070,0008
IllinoisLovie SmithHead football coachUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign$5,000,0009
NebraskaScott FrostHead football coachUniversity of Nebraska$5,000,00010
OklahomaMike GundyHead football coachOklahoma State University$5,000,00011
PennsylvaniaJames FranklinHead football coachPennsylvania State University$4,800,00012
IowaKirk FerentzHead football coachUniversity of Iowa$4,700,00013
WashingtonChris PetersenHead football coachUniversity of Washington$4,377,50014
VirginiaTony BennettHead basketball coachUniversity of Virginia$4,150,00015
KansasBill SelfHead basketball coachUniversity of Kansas$4,066,85716
West VirginiaBob HugginsHead basketball coachWest Virginia University$3,865,00017
TennesseeJeremy PruittHead football coachUniversity of Tennessee$3,846,00018
IndianaJeff BrohmHead football coachPurdue University$3,800,00019
UtahKyle WhittinghamHead football coachUniversity of Utah$3,787,91720
WisconsinPaul ChrystHead football coachUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison$3,750,00021
MinnesotaP.J. FleckHead football coachUniversity of Minnesota$3,550,00022
ArkansasChad MorrisHead football coachUniversity of Arkansas$3,500,00023
LouisianaEd OrgeronHead football coachLouisiana State University$3,500,00024
CaliforniaChip KellyHead football coachUniversity of California, Los Angeles$3,300,00025
North CarolinaRoy WilliamsHead basketball coachUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$3,298,77826
MississippiMatt LukeHead football coachUniversity of Mississippi$3,000,00027
ColoradoMike MacIntyreHead football coachUniversity of Colorado Boulder$2,878,50028
MarylandMark TurgeonHead basketball coachUniversity of Maryland, College Park$2,847,23229
OregonDana AltmanHead basketball coachUniversity of Oregon$2,822,00030
MissouriCuonzo MartinHead basketball coachUniversity of Missouri$2,800,00031
ArizonaSean MillerHead basketball coachUniversity of Arizona$2,700,00032
New JerseyChris AshHead football coachRutgers University-New Brunswick$2,200,00033
IdahoBryan HarsinHead football coachBoise State University$1,650,01034
WyomingCraig BohlHead football coachUniversity of Wyoming$1,412,00035
ConnecticutRandy EdsallHead football coachUniversity of Connecticut$1,100,00036
MassachusettsMichael CollinsChancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and senior vice president for health sciencesUniversity of Massachusetts$1,069,75237
New YorkThomas J. Quatroche Jr.President and CEOErie County Medical Center Corp.$876,44238
New MexicoBob DavieHead football coachUniversity of New Mexico$823,74039
HawaiiJay BoughanemStaff surgeon Hawaii Health Systems Corp.$600,00040
NevadaTony SanchezHead football coachUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas$600,00041
VermontFrederick C. Morin IIIDean of the College of MedicineUniversity of Vermont$582,25442
New HampshireJames W. Dean Jr.PresidentUniversity of New Hampshire$445,00043
South DakotaT.J. OtzelbergerHead basketball coachSouth Dakota State University$400,00044
AlaskaJames Roland JohnsenPresidentUniversity of Alaska Statewide System$384,60045
Rhode IslandDavid M. DooleyPresidentUniversity of Rhode Island$380,00046
MaineJoan Ferrini-MundyPresidentUniversity of Maine$350,00047
MontanaLaurence HubbardPresident and CEOMontana State Fund$342,30848
DelawareMark T. BrainardPresidentDelaware Technical Community College$245,95549
North DakotaLarry P. NybladhSuperintendent of schoolsGrand Forks County$231,21050

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