Who Is Your State`s Highest Paid Employee? [Pic+]

Submitted by: littlemissqt 4 years ago in

Hint: You"re in the wrong business.
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Male 2,293
God. We are drated.
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Male 7,740
auburnjunky-"What a cute shop"

Not a shop at all.

Auburn:
Mascot: War Eagle
Known as: The Plainsmen
Call themselves: Tigers.

No wonder they`re confused.

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Male 2,711
"Someone mentioned Nick Saben, the highest paid college football coach in the nation."

Don`t forget he also gets free use of two vehicles, a 15-seat skybox in the north end zone of Bryant-Denny Stadium, 25 hours of free non-commercial airline travel, a country club membership and a $5 million term life insurance policy. Because, you know, someone who makes only $5,316,666 a year can`t possibly afford those things on their own.
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Male 10,339
What a cute shop...


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Male 15,832
[quote]OldOllie-"except the players get paid Jack Squat."

They get a free education, if they`re smart enough to make use of it.[/quote]
For what it costs to attend most public universities, that works out to less than minimum wage, and if they get hurt, they`re kicked to the curb. Plus, they aren`t allowed enough study time to pursue a degree in anything useful like math or computer science. That`s why they all graduate with degrees in physical education or marketing or something equally worthless. I used to laugh at the player interviews before the bowl games. On each team about 3/4 of the players all had the same major, so you knew what the totally pud curriculum was.
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Male 7,740
@auburnjunkie

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Male 10,339
War Eagle MeGrendel! ;)
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Male 14,332
[quote]The school is not responsible for the bad decisions of the students. Many athletes do get a quality education, knowing they`ll never make it to the pros.[/quote]

But the schools have been found to be giving them money on the side and passing them with BS courses. Haven`t they even found people not attending the courses still getting passed? It`s a joke games and academics don`t belong together.
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Male 645
>>>The school is not responsible for the bad decisions of the students. Many athletes do get a quality education, knowing they`ll never make it to the pros.<<<

Sure except that a student receiving a scholar ship may well lose it if he/she does not meet academic requirements. Practice, away games etc make meeting these difficult thus may are "moved" or "self selected" toward "easier" majors and classes, hardly a way to improve oneself. Then you have the students that are not on scholar ship, at which point your argument breaks down completely as they do not even get their education paid for yet must meet the same GPA standards.

I would love to see a side by side comparison of college athletes that graduated vs. non athletes that graduated from the same school. I suspect that a longitudinal study spanning several years after graduation would be quite interesting.
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Male 7,740
dang007-"Except that there is an implicit agreement that team members take easier courses / majors at many schools."

It`s up to the individual student to decide if they want to use the free education to better themselves, or as an excuse to [hopefully] make it to the NFL.

The school is not responsible for the bad decisions of the students. Many athletes do get a quality education, knowing they`ll never make it to the pros.
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Male 645
>>>>Try that, and the first ones to scream will be the school administration.<<<

Bingo

>>>The athletic department provides a huge income for the school.<<<

horse poo

The funds all stay within the athletic department, the funds that come to the educational side of the school are in the form of athletic scholarships. Funds that are spent to educate the athletes and thus are a net 0 to the school. Or the athletic department claims as donation to the school the reduced price student and or faculty tickets. Many other such financial gimmicks account for the funds the athletic department brings into a university.

You could argue that donations of alumni are higher at schools with a sports team and I expect that this is true, however how much of this money went to the athletic department vs. the actual educational wing.

How much money did alums donate at Auburn to "save the trees?" How
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Male 645
>>>They get a free education, if they`re smart enough to make use of it.<<<

Except that there is an implicit agreement that team members take easier courses / majors at many schools. As one might expect the competition for jobs is a bit more intense in those fields.

What exactly does being on say the football team teach anyone? What skill does said person learn that will contribute to society? Every other profession contributes to society in some way. Need a building designed call an architect, a legal agreement made a lawyer, a machine or process designed call an engineer. Even writers, and dancers and movie stars can say that some in their profession use their skills to raise awareness of issues. Not true with a football player. They tend to serve the same function as the slaves and gladiators that fought and died in the colossem.
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Male 7,740
auburnjunky-"drat Nick Saban."

Come on now, AJ, I`ve been real careful not to say anything agains Auburn. (My daughter goes there...and giving her a hard time about it is one of my joys in life.)
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Male 392
ridiculous
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Male 10,339
By the way, drat Nick Saban.
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Male 7,740
OldOllie-"except the players get paid Jack Squat."

They get a free education, if they`re smart enough to make use of it.

McGovern1981-"Colleges are for education not athletics"

Haven`t been paying attention, have ya?

McGovern1981-"should make a seperate franchise they should have nothing to do with each other."

Try that, and the first ones to scream will be the school administration. The athletic department provides a huge income for the school.

Someone mentioned Nick Saben, who has led the Alabama team to 3 National Champtionships in the last four years and is the highest paid college football coach in the nation. He does not receive ANY pay from the state, so NO state tax money is used to pay his salary.

On the other hand, the Alabama Athletic department brings in about $125 million per year.
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Male 14,332
Colleges are for education not athletics if they want to make money off of athletics perhaps they should make a seperate franchise they should have nothing to do with each other. Morons getting a free ride and pass at these schools turns their system into a joke.
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Male 10,339
What smagboy said. These sports coaches salaries are paid by ticket sales, and never by tax dollars. They should be exempt from the topic.
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Male 4,431
Actually, let`s be clear, though coaches are state employees, the salaries they earn from state dollars are significantly smaller than this. Their salaries are almost exclusively paid by the ticket sales, television deals and booster donation (not tax dollars). None of which would be what they are with sucky coaches.

I`m not defending the nation`s preference for athletics over academics or science or even performing arts, but I am saying that this is a misleading graphic.
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Male 1,983
Pathetic!
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Male 14,827
LOL, not in Hong Kong. If Americans spent more time doing business and less getting drunk watching the ball game, they`d not be in a recession.
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Male 15,832
College football and basketball are just farm programs for the NFL and NBA, except the players get paid Jack Squat. At least minor-league baseball players can live above the poverty level.
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Male 2,988
what a horribly written article. trying so hard to discredit coaches getting paid a lot when they earn their programs SO much money. supply and demand.
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Male 2,841
Supply and demand bitches.
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Female 4,086
in the south, they`re not only overpaid pompous asses (houston nutt, bobby petrino), but they`re worshipped like gods. it makes me sick.
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Male 7,740
Okay, now go back and find the Employee with the highest amount paid by the STATE.

I can gurantee you that every coach listed has a STATE salary less than that of the college president.

The REMAINDER is paid for by the athletic budget, which is not funded by taxpayers. The athletic program, in fact, MAKES MONEY FOR THE COLLEGE.
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Male 2,549
Wow, I`m surprised that med school deans have such a cushy income.

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Male 14,332
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Male 14,332
That right there is what is wrong with the college system. People get free rides for playing a F**king game while a person with a 4.0 works full time to help support these clowns!
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Male 1,136
Nick Saban
Pretty sure he`s the highest paid college football coach, too.
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Male 3,894
God I hate sports.
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Female 500
clicky-clicky is broken-broken ;-;
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Female 1,338
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