Special Report

These Are the Highest Paid Public Employees in Every State

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Hawaii
> Highest paid public employee: Nick Rolovich; University of Hawaii football coach
> Annual salary: $600,004
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Rhodelynn P. Ramos; Department Of Justice Bureau of Prisons medical officer
> Annual salary: $292,616
> 3rd highest paid public employee: N/A
> Annual salary: N/A

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Idaho
> Highest paid public employee: Bryan Harsin; Boise State University football coach
> Annual salary: $1,750,000
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Leon P. Rice; Boise State University basketball coach
> Annual salary: $772,769
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Curt B. Apsey; Boise State University director of athletics
> Annual salary: $455,482

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Illinois
> Highest paid public employee: Lovie Smith; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign football coach
> Annual salary: $4,000,000
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Thomas Hammock; Northern Illinois University football coach
> Annual salary: $610,000
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Syed Hussain; Illinois Dept. of Human Services physician
> Annual salary: $408,800

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Indiana
> Highest paid public employee: Jeff Brohm; Purdue University football coach
> Annual salary: $6,600,000
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Tom Allen; Indiana University football coach
> Annual salary: $1,805,000
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Jay Hess; Indiana University dean 
> Annual salary: $989,253

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Iowa
> Highest paid public employee: Kirk Ferentz; University of Iowa football coach
> Annual salary: $4,800,000
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Matt Campbell; Iowa State football coach
> Annual salary: $3,600,000
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Barta Gary Allen; University of Iowa athletics director
> Annual salary: $986,745