Connecticut’s current year budget deficit increased once again, rising another $66 million over the previous estimate and topping out at $96 million, according to a budget report for the Office of Fiscal Analysis. This marks a $216 million difference between the budget, which estimated a $120 million surplus, and the ...
Malloy the 1,379th Highest Paid State Employee
EAST HARTFORD – Gov. Dan Malloy was Connecticut’s 1,379th highest paid state employee in 2013 according to new data compiled by the Yankee Institute for Public Policy for its online transparency database CTSunlight.org.
The Governor’s salary is set by state statute at $150,000. There were 1,378 state employees who received gross pay in excess of $150,000 for calendar year 2013. A list of all 1,379 employees paid more than $150,000 is available here.
A total of 8,309 state employees were paid more than $100,000 in 2013. The state paid 62,680 full or part-time employees last year.
Among the top ten highest paid state employees in 2013, all were associated with UConn or the UConn Health Center. As in many states, high profile coaches are the state’s highest paid employees.
Calendar year 2013 marked the first year that Geno Auriemma was the state’s highest paid employee since Yankee started the CTSunlight.org database in 2009. UCONN Men’s Basketball Head Coach Jim Calhoun was the highest paid state employee in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
2013 Gross Pay
|Auriemma, Geno||Women’s Basketball Head Coach||UConn||
|Pasqualoni, Paul||Football Head Coach||UConn||
|Calhoun, James||Men’s Basketball Fmr. Head Coach||UConn||
|Makkar, Hanspaul||Chief, Division of Pediatric Dermatology||UConn Health Center||
|Ollie, Kevin||Men’s Basketball Head Coach||UConn||
|Onyiuke, Hilary||Chief, Division of Neurosurgery||UConn Health Center||
|Torti, Frank||Dean, UCONN School of Medicine||UConn Health Center||
|Nulsen, John||Director, Center for Advanced Reproductive Services||UConn Health Center||
|Whalen, James||Director, Dermatologic and Mohs and Laser Surgery||UConn Health Center||
The entire list of state employees and calendar year 2013 compensation amounts will soon be available at CTSunlight.org.
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