College Athletics Coaches and Administrators Among Highest Paid Private College Employees

The Chronicle of Higher Education created a listing of the highest paid employees at America’s private higher education institutions, and found that 38 athletic directors and coaches made more than $500,000 annually in 2006-2007– 13% of the 293 employees eclipsing that figure. Pete Carroll, the head football coach at the University of Southern California, led the nation as the individual receiving the greatest compensation at a private college with over $4.4 million. The Chronicle reported that Carrol’s compensation was more than four times that of the total compensation of the university’s president, Steven B. Sample.