Local governments and colleges make payroll with your tax money, which is why the Dayton Daily News has assembled and made available a searchable database of pay for public employees making $50,000 a year or more. Though it is a public institution, Ohio State’s athletics program is self-sustaining and its employees are not paid through tax dollars.
Ohio State paid 20,466 employees more than $50,000 last year, according to the payroll project.
The highest-paid non-athletics employee was Mark Larmore, vice president of health services, who earned $1.5 million. OSU president Michael Drake was the 10th best paid employee in 2018, earning more than $1.1 million.
Altogether, Ohio State paid 18 employees over $1 million last year, data shows. To see how much the rest of Ohio State's employees earned in 2018, check out the Dayton Daily News Payroll Project.