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These Are the Highest Paid Public Employees in Every State

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Alabama
> Highest paid public employee: Nick Saban; University of Alabama football coach
> Annual salary: $8,857,000
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Gus Malzahn; Auburn University football coach
> Annual salary: $6,827,589
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Bill Clark; University of Alabama at Birmingham football coach
> Annual salary: $1,450,000

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Alaska
> Highest paid public employee: Angela M. Rodell; Alaska Department of Revenue executive director
> Annual salary: $371,475
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Dwight B. Stallman; Alaska Department of Corrections forensic psychiatrist
> Annual salary: $367,396
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Bob G. Mitchell; Alaska Department of Revenue State investment officer
> Annual salary: $350,000

Arizona
> Highest paid public employee: Herm Edwards; Arizona State University football coach
> Annual salary: $2,380,000
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Kevin Sumlin; University of Arizona football coach
> Annual salary: $2,000,000
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Robert J. Wylie; Department Of Health And Human Services medical officer
> Annual salary: $400,000

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Arkansas
> Highest paid public employee: Chad Morris; University of Arkansas football coach
> Annual salary: $4,000,000
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Blake Anderson; Arkansas State football coach
> Annual salary: $825,182
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Cynthia D. Gillespie; Arkansas Department of Human Services executive director
> Annual salary: $282,800

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California
> Highest paid public employee: Chip Kelly; University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) football coach
> Annual salary: $3,500,000
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Clay Helton; University of Southern California (USC) football coach
> Annual salary: $3,218,935
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Justin Wilcox; University of California, Berkeley football coach
> Annual salary: $2,854,000

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