Special Report

These Are the Highest Paid Public Employees in Every State

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Colorado
> Highest paid public employee: Mel Tucker; University of Colorado football coach
> Annual salary: $2,400,000
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Mike Bobo; Colorado State football coach
> Annual salary: $1,800,000
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Gregory G. Sapakoff; Colorado Judicial Branch deputy attorney regulation counsel
> Annual salary: $326,762

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Connecticut
> Highest paid public employee: Randy Edsall; University of Connecticut football coach
> Annual salary: $1,606,000
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Hilary Onyiuke, M.D., University of Connecticut associate professor of surgery and orthopedic surgery
> Annual salary: $400,000
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Frank M. Torti; University of Connecticut School of Medicine dean
> Annual salary: $390,000

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Delaware
> Highest paid public employee: Kathleen M. Picciano; Thoroughbred Racing Commission doctor of veterinary medicine
> Annual salary: $477,572
> 2nd highest paid public employee: David Henderson; Delaware Criminal Justice Council Board Members chairman
> Annual salary: $412,000
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Mark T. Brainard; Delaware Technical Community College Office president
> Annual salary: $392,151

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Florida
> Highest paid public employee: Dan Mullen; University of Florida football coach
> Annual salary: $6,070,000
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Willie Taggart; Florida Atlantic University football coach
> Annual salary: $5,000,000
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Josh Heupel; University of Central Florida football coach
> Annual salary: $2,300,000

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Georgia
> Highest paid public employee: Kirby Smart; University of Georgia football coach
> Annual salary: $6,871,600
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Geoff Collins; Georgia Tech football coach
> Annual salary: $3,000,000
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Charles W. Cary; Teachers Retirement System of Georgia chief investment officer
> Annual salary: $922,217