Back in March, state government reporter Karen Shuey wrote about unionized faculty at the 14 state-owned universities and their new contract with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. We thought it would be helpful to provide, with that story, the list of the top salaries, and who’s earning them, this year at Millersville University and across the 13 other state-owned universities. We also provided a complete database of all 12,632 employees, their positions and salaries for 2013.
But there’s more to this story, as The Patriot-News of Harrisburg has pointed out. Many of the system’s employees are making far more than their base salaries show. The newspaper mentioned West Chester swimming coach James Rudisill, who was paid $260,768 last year, ranking him as the third highest earner in the system behind only the $367,449 paid to fired California University President Angelo Armenti (whose earnings, The Patriot-News reports, included severance and unused leave payout in addition to his salary) and the $324,397 paid to former system Chancellor John Cavanaugh.
So how did Rudisill make so much? Reports The P-N: “His salary was $67,921, but that was supplemented with $192,847 earned from swimming camps and lessons as well as from an arbitration award from a 2008 grievance relative to summer swimming camp pay.”
All of which raises the question: Now that we know the base salaries of all system employees, how much did they actually make last year? Here’s the complete database showing total earnings for all system employees in 2012. Enjoy.
2012 Earnings for Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Employees