Smith, Kill are highest paid staffers at University of Minnesota

  • Associated Press
  • December 17, 2012 - 12:25 AM

MINNEAPOLIS - The highest-paid employees at the University of Minnesota last year were men's basketball coach Tubby Smith and football coach Jerry Kill.

The St. Cloud Times reported the salaries Sunday ( The Times had requested information about compensation for university employees as part of an ongoing examination of public workers' pay.

The newspaper found that Smith earned nearly $1.9 million in fiscal year 2012, which ended June 30. The figure includes his base salary and other compensation.

Kill took home nearly $1.26 million.

University President Eric Kaler was the third-highest paid. He earned more than $588,000 last year.


Information from: St. Cloud Times,

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