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Washington’s top-paid state employee is a familiar name

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Aug. 10, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
August 10, 2011 8:08 pm

University of Washington football coach Steve Sarkisian was the top paid Washington state employee in 2010, with $1.98 million in gross pay. He’s followed on the new list from the Office of Financial Management by UW basketball coach Lorenzo Romar, who was paid $1.14 million last year.

Next up are Washington State University basketball coach Ken Bone, UW assistant football coach Nick Holt, WSU President Elson Floyd, and UW athletic director Scott Woodward. Members of the UW Medical School faculty are next on the list.

The Office of Financial Management’s report notes that UW and WSU athletic department staffers are not paid by taxpayer dollars. And university researchers, who are also at the top of the list, are paid through research grants, not taxes or tuition.

To look up individual employees’ gross pay, check out our state employee pay search function.

Read on for lists of the highest paid university and general government employees.

State College/University Employees

Agency TitleNameJob Title2010 Gross Earnings
University of WashingtonSARKISIAN, STEPHEN ACOACH-FOOTBALL$1,982,918
University of WashingtonROMAR, LORENZOCOACH-BASKETBALL$1,147,050
Washington State UniversityBONE, KENHEAD BASKETBALL COACH$746,416
University of WashingtonHOLT V, NICHOLASASSISTANT COACH-FOOTBALL$652,229
Washington State UniversityFLOYD, ELSONPRESIDENT$625,000
Washington State UniversityWULFF, PAUL LHEAD FOOTBALL COACH$551,670
University of WashingtonWOODWARD, DAVID SCOTTASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT$550,008
University of WashingtonSEKHAR, LALIGAM NPROFESSOR WITHOUT TENURE$547,980
University of WashingtonREYES, JORGE DIONISIOPROFESSOR WITHOUT TENURE$521,304
University of WashingtonMILLER, DONALD WPROFESSOR WITHOUT TENURE$516,552
University of WashingtonSPISSO, JOHNESE M.VICE PRESIDENT$515,196
University of WashingtonEMMERT, MARK APRESIDENT$492,178
University of WashingtonFERGUSON, KEITH RPROFESSIONAL STAFF - CONTRACT P3$473,000
University of WashingtonREISTAD, GARTH KPROFESSIONAL STAFF - CONTRACT P3$441,750
University of WashingtonMURRAY, CHRISTOPHER JPROFESSOR$441,192
University of WashingtonJIAMBALVO, JAMESDEAN$436,248
University of WashingtonPELLEGRINI, CARLOS A.CHAIR$429,912
University of WashingtonMAIER, RONALD VPROFESSOR$421,392
Washington State UniversityBAYLY, WARWICK MPROVOST & EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT$382,057
University of WashingtonVERRIER, EDWARD D.PROFESSOR WITHOUT TENURE$381,120
University of WashingtonNELIGAN, PETER CAMILLUSPROFESSOR WITHOUT TENURE$378,636
University of WashingtonJURKOVICH, GREGORY J.PROFESSOR WITHOUT TENURE$376,680
University of WashingtonFERGUSON, BRUCEASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT/PROVOST$373,632
University of WashingtonMORTON, THOMAS HPROFESSOR$372,331
University of WashingtonMAHAN, RUTH M.DIRECTOR$370,272

General State Government Employees

Agency TitleNameJob Title2010 Gross Earnings
State Investment BoardBRUEBAKER, GARYCHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER$303,582
Dept of Social and Health ServicesEPISTOLA, ROSA FPSYCHIATRIST 4$289,073
Dept of Social and Health ServicesPAREDES, DANIEL RPSYCHIATRIST 4$278,669
Dept of Social and Health ServicesKHAN, RANA M ZPSYCHIATRIST 4$274,670
Dept of Social and Health ServicesSIMANGAN, MARIO DPSYCHIATRIST 4$271,015
State Investment BoardWHITMARSH, THERESA JEXEC. DIRECTOR$256,000
Dept of Social and Health ServicesIBRAHIM, ZAFAR YPSYCHIATRIST 4$254,938
Dept of Social and Health ServicesHALARNAKAR, VASANT GPSYCHIATRIST 4$247,957
Dept of Social and Health ServicesFAULSTICH, GARY GPSYCHIATRIST 4$247,806
Dept of Social and Health ServicesMOMENI, FERESHTEHPSYCHIATRIST 4$243,858
Dept of Social and Health ServicesBORROMEO, IMELDA DPSYCHIATRIST 4$242,798
Dept of Social and Health ServicesDACANAY, EVANGELINEPSYCHIATRIST 4$238,537
Dept of Social and Health ServicesLARIOSA, MARIETTA LCLINICAL DIR$236,236
Dept of Social and Health ServicesFLOURA, KAMALJIT SMED ASST SUPT$229,748
Dept of Social and Health ServicesGLEYZER, ROMANPSYCHIATRIST 4$228,891
Dept of Social and Health ServicesSIMANGAN, PRECIOSA PCLINICAL DIR$226,970
Dept of Social and Health ServicesLIU, YAJUNPHYSICIAN 3$221,235
State Investment BoardDRAPER, STEVEN MSEN INV OFFICER$220,764
State Investment BoardKENNETT, WILLIAM PSEN INV OFFICER$220,764
State Investment BoardPAROIAN, PHILIPSEN INV OFFICER$220,764
State Investment BoardRUGGELS, THOMAS ESEN INV OFFICER$220,764
Dept of Social and Health ServicesBASNILLO, JAIME YPSYCHIATRIST 4$219,696
Dept of Social and Health ServicesEHLERS, WILLIAM APSYCHIATRIST 4$218,533
Dept of Social and Health ServicesFRAZIER, JAMES STUARTPSYCHIATRIST 4$217,979
Dept of Social and Health ServicesZISKIN, MIKHAILPSYCHIATRIST 4$217,610

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