BU Has the Highest Paid University President in Massachusetts

MIT’s Susan Hockfield is the third highest paid university president in Massachusetts. (Photo: World Economic Forum via Flickr)

Boston University’s Robert Brown was the highest paid university president in Massachusetts in 2010 with a total compensation of $1,141,330, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education analysis. He and other well-paid Massachusetts college presidents are part of a nationwide trend toward rising executive salaries, notes WBUR, though they remain far behind the national leaders in presidential pay. (The New School’s J. Robert Kerrey was the highest paid president in the country, partly because he departed in 2010, with $3,047,703. BU’s Brown was just 24th on the national list.) Here’s the total 2010 compensation for the top 10 in Massachusetts:

1. Robert A. Brown – Boston University - $1,141,330

2. Joseph E. Aoun – Northeastern University – $1,069,510

3. Susan Hockfield – MIT – $1,006,969

4. Drew Gilpin Faust – Harvard University – $875,331

5. Dennis D. Berkey – Worcester Polytechnic Institute – $857,027

6. Lawrence S. Bacow – Tufts University – $793,665

7. Gloria C. Larson – Bentley University – $666,125

8. Anthony W. Marx – Amherst College – $590,810

9. H. Kim Bottomly – Wellesley College – $565,725

10. Ralph J. Hexter – Hampshire College – $561,473

Check out the rest of the Chronicle’s interactive data here.