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Highest-Paid University Presidents

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Highest-Paid University Presidents

The highest-paid public-college executives, who receive compensation packages in the high six figures and more, walk a difficult political tightrope.

The median total compensation for college presidents in 2009-10 was $375,442, and the median total cost of employment was $440,487. On both measures, E. Gordon Gee, president of Ohio State University, topped the list, earning more than $1.3-million in total compensation. His total cost of employment was more than $1.8-million.


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