And you thought Randy Woodson was doing well when N.C. State agreed to pay him $420,000 to be its next chancellor?
Peanuts. At least when compared to what Gordon Gee is making as president of Ohio State University.
Gee is leading the nation in pay among leaders of public universities, netting a cool $1.5 million - and change - in total compensation. This according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, which tracks this stuff carefully.
About $800,000 of that is salary, while the balance is the other perks - deferred compensation, supplemental pay, dues at a country club, that sort of thing.
In North Carolina, university leaders get nothing like that, though they do live in a house and drive a car provided by their institutions.
Here's the Chronicle of Higher Ed's top 10 earners.