Special Report

These Are the Highest Paid Public Employees in Every State

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Kansas
> Highest paid public employee: Les Miles; University of Kansas football coach
> Annual salary: $2,775,000
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Chris Klieman; Kansas State football coach
> Annual salary: $2,300,000
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Robert D. Simari; University of Kansas Medical Center executive vice chancellor
> Annual salary: $688,300

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Kentucky
> Highest paid public employee: Mark Stoops; University of Kentucky football coach
> Annual salary: $4,763,600
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Scott Satterfield; University of Louisville football coach
> Annual salary: $3,250,000
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Tyson Helton; Western Kentucky University football coach
> Annual salary: $800,000

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Louisiana
> Highest paid public employee: Ed Orgeron; Louisiana State University football coach
> Annual salary: $4,000,000
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Billy Napier; University of Louisiana at Lafayette football coach
> Annual salary:$875,000
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Skip Holtz; Louisiana Tech University football coach
> Annual salary: $704,00

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Maine
> Highest paid public employee: Matthew J. Davis; Department of Health and Human Services – Riverview Psychiatric Center clinical director
> Annual salary: $318,237
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Mark Flomenbaum; Office of the Maine Attorney General chief medical examiner
> Annual salary: $284,080
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Matthew J. Davis; Department of the Secretary of State clinical director
> Annual salary: $280,000

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Maryland
> Highest paid public employee: Mike Locksley; University of Maryland football coach
> Annual salary: $2,500,000
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Ken Niumatalolo; Naval Academy football coach
> Annual salary: $2,316,000
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Bradley S Taylor; University of Maryland Division of Cardiac Surgery vice chief 
> Annual salary: $949,000