Who is the highest-paid Idaho state employee?

If you think Governor Otter is the highest paid Idaho state employee, you’d be wrong…way wrong.

According to the Idaho Controller’s Office, the highest-ranking Idahoan is only the 333rd highest paid state employee. The Office releases its “Transparent Idaho” survey every year…and this year, Governor Otter made $122,597 dollars.

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Boise State Head football coach Bryan Harsin tops the list. He earns a reported $1.1 million…he’s followed by Bronco’s Head Basketball Coach Leon Rice at $650,000.

The presidents of Idaho’s three four-year universities are next on the list, with Boise State University President Bob Kustra pulling in just below $386,000, Idaho State President Arthur Vailas making $371,000, and University of Idaho President Charles Staben making $364,000.

The lion’s share of the top 332 highest paid state employees work for the state’s colleges and universities, with PERSI Chief Investment Officer Robert Maynard being the highest-paid non-education employee, at just shy of $289,000. Click here for a link to the full report.

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Blogs

Worthington BLOG:  The Governor Must Veto SB 1110

Worthington BLOG: The Governor Must Veto SB 1110

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670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little

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670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little

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670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little

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