Top 25 Massachusetts Employee Salaries
On Monday, Massachusetts unveiled a pretty amazing database on government spending that they’re calling “Open Checkbook.” It’s got just about everything a data freak or government conspiracy theorist could possibly want: Spending breakdowns for each department, vendor payments, and salary and pension numbers.
Naturally, I went for the juiciest numbers — the salaries of the highest-paid employees in the state. It’s often the case that big-time athletic coaches are the biggest earners (See: Texas), but fittingly, in a state full of egg-heads, educators are making the biggest paychecks. Sure, most of them happen to work at the UMass Medical School, so they’re doctors/educators, but we’re going to count it. And don’t feel too bad for the coaches: Derek Kellogg, head coach of the UMass Minutemen basketball, is the 6th biggest earner.
As for the guy actually running the state? Governor Deval Patrick is way down the list — by the time the end of the year rolls around, he’ll have pulled in $139,832. A tidy sum, but maybe he should have skipped Harvard Law and gone to medical school instead.
Update: Steve Poftak, a fellow Boston Daily contributor, pointed out to me that the Pioneer Institute (where he’s the director of research) launched a very similar “open government” site three years ago, called MassOpenbooks. The state’s site has the benefit of being constantly updated, but MassOpenBooks has some neat visualization tools—like the bar charts showing year-to-year growth in department salaries.
|Employee Name||Job Title||Department||2011 YTD Earnings|
|Michael F. Collins||Chancellor & Senior Vice President for Health Sciences||University of Massachusetts Medical School||$717,758|
|Terence R. Flotte||Executive Deputy Chancellor, Provost, & Dean||University of Massachusetts Medical School||$659,795|
|Derek R. Lovley||Associate Dean, College of Natural Resources||University of Massachusetts Amherst||$589,129|
|Jack M. Wilson||President Emeritus||University of Massachusetts||$568,429|
|Thomas D. Manning||Deputy Chancellor||University of Massachusetts Medical School||$530,204|
|Derek W. Kellogg||Head Basketball Coach||University of Massachusetts||$503,219|
|Donna Ambrosino||Executive Director, Mass Biologics||University of Massachusetts Amherst||$502,991|
|Charles J. Pagnam||Vice Chancellor for Development||University of Massachusetts Medical School||$476,036|
|Robert Charles Holub||Chancellor||University of Massachusetts Amherst||$442,714|
|Joyce A. Murphy||Vice Chancellor & COO||University of Massachusetts Medical School||$409,425|
|Robert E. Jenal||Vice Chancellor, Administration & Finance||University of Massachusetts Medical School||$368,024|
|John L. Sullivan||Vice Provost for Research||University of Massachusetts Medical School||$362,543|
|Kenneth L. Rock||Chairman of Department (Pathology)||University of Massachusetts Medical School||$350,831|
|Michael P. Czech||Professor||University of Massachusetts Medical School||$349,496|
|Catarina I. Kiefe||Chairman of Department (Quantitative Health Sciences)||University of Massachusetts Medical School||$330,404|
|Gary S. Stein||Chairman of Department (Cell Biology)||University of Massachusetts Medical School||$328,402|
|Michele P. Pugnaire||Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs||University of Massachusetts Medical School||$305,991|
|Robert Paul Peterson||Chief Information Officer||University of Massachusetts Medical School||$304,448|
|Luanne E. Thorndyke||Vice Provost Faculty Affairs||University of Massachusetts Medical School||$302,151|
|Robert A. Nakosteen||Professor, School of Management||University of Massachusetts Amherst||$296,238|
|James R. Julian Jr.||Executive Vice President||University of Massachusetts Amherst||$294,382|
|Allan S. Jacobson||Professor||University of Massachusetts Medical School||$293,307|
|James V. Staros||Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs||University of Massachusetts Amherst||$287,050|
|Mark A. Fuller||Dean, School of Management||University of Massachusetts Amherst||$285,258|
|James P. McNamara||Executive Director, Office of Technology Management||University of Massachusetts Medical School||$283,274|