Special Report

These Are the Highest Paid Public Employees in Every State

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Montana
> Highest paid public employee: Benjamin Todd Eastham; Department Of Health And Human Services medical officer
> Annual salary: $326,472
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Neil A. Sun Rhodes; Department Of Health And Human Services medical officer
> Annual salary: $306,864
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Virginia Hill; Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services psychiatrist
> Annual salary: $300,000

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Nebraska
> Highest paid public employee: Scott Frost; University of Nebraska-Lincoln football coach
> Annual salary: $5,000,000
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Janine B. Fromm; Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services medical services director
> Annual salary: $391,000
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Ramoncito Ocampo; Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services psychiatrist
> Annual salary: $322,167

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Nevada
> Highest paid public employee: Tony Sanchez; University of Nevada Las Vegas football coach
> Annual salary: $602,000
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Jay Norvell; University of Nevada, Reno football coach
> Annual salary: $500,000
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Ihsan A. Azzam; Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health chief medical officer
> Annual salary: $286,011

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New Hampshire
> Highest paid public employee: Jennie V. Duval; New Hampshire Department of Justice chief medical examiner
> Annual salary: $210,000
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Anna Barbara Marconi; New Hampshire Judicial Branch associate justice
> Annual salary: $174,992
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Tina Nadeau; New Hampshire Judicial Branch chief justice
> Annual salary: $174,992

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New Jersey
> Highest paid public employee: Chris Ash; Rutgers University football coach
> Annual salary: $2,300,000
> 2nd highest paid public employee: Edward J. Bishof; New Jersey Institute of Technology senior vice president of finance
> Annual salary: $343,228
> 3rd highest paid public employee: Andrew L. Falzon; New Jersey Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner chief medical examiner
> Annual salary: $288,148

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