Miami University President Gregory Crawford was the university’s highest-paid employee in 2017. He was paid more than $100,000 over what his predecessor earned in prior years, according to the I-Team Payroll Project searchable database of public employees.
Crawford was hired in February 2016 to replace former president David Hodge, whose annual pay was $432,022.
Public agencies make payroll with your money, which is why the I-Team has assembled and made available a searchable database of pay for public employees.
In total, Miami University paid 15 people more than $300,000 and 77 people more than $200,000.
An I-Team investigation last year found the ability to cash out unused sick and vacation leave is a rare perk in the private sector, though local governments are on the hook for tens of millions of dollars worth of these payments.
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The 10 highest-paid Miami University employees in 2017 were:
1. Gregory Crawford, president and professor of physics: $586,425
2. Charles Martin, head football coach: $533,785
3. Marc Rubin, interim dean and professor of the Farmer School of Business: $373,890
4. David Creamer, senior vice president of finance and business services: $373,890
5. Enrico Blasi, head ice hockey coach: $366,768
6. Thomas Boulton, professor of finance: $361,110
7. Phyllis Callahan, provost: $357,615
8. Thomas Herbert, senior vice president for university advancement: $353,699
9. Dan Heitger, Deloitte and Touche professor of accountancy: $351,064
10. David Shrider, associate professor of finance: $319,287
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