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Highest Paid Public Employees1
Rank
'17
NameTitle
Salary
1William "Bill" Johnson
TVA President, CEO
$5,070,857
2Jeremy Pruitt
UT Head coach, football
$3,896,000
3Richard Barnes
UT Head coach, men's basketball
$2,250,000
4Michael Skaggs
TVA EVP, operations
$1,495,862
5Sherry Anne Quirk
TVA EVP, General counsel
$1,471,130
6Tyson Helton
UT Coach, offensive coordinator, quarterbacks
$1,200,000
7Robert Deacy Sr.
TVA SVP, gen. construction, projects
$891,557
8Chris Rumph
UT Football, co-defensive coordinator, outside linebackers
$800,000
8Will Friend
UT Football coach, offensive line
$800,000
10Kevin Sherrer
UT Football, defensive coordinator/inside linebackers
$700,000
11Holly Warlick
UT Head coach, women's basketball
$668,000
12Tammy Wilson
TVA VP, treasurer, chief risk officer
$633,974
13Craig Fitzgerald
UT Football coach, strength & conditioning
$625,000
13Beverly J. Davenport
UT Chancellor
$625,000
15Diane Wear
TVA VP, controller
$606,446
16Joseph DiPietro
UT President
$586,211
17Phillip Fulmer
UT Vice chancellor, athletic director
$577,900
18Janet Brewer
TVA SVP, communications & marketing
$546,851
19Joseph Hoagland
TVA VP, enterprise relations
$509,333
20David Johnson
UT Football, wide receivers coach
$500,000
20Tracy Rocker
UT Football, defensive line coach
$500,000
22David Owens
TVA VP, coal & gas svcs.
$488,899
23Stephen Mangum
UT Dean, Business Admin.
$480,952
24Justin Maierhofer
TVA VP, gov't relations
$473,696
25Christopher Hinton
TVA VP, compensation & benefits
$468,740
26Rebecca Tolene
TVA VP, deputy general counsel
$440,003
27Anthony Vitello
UT Baseball head coach
$435,000
28Christopher Cimino
UT Sr. vice chancellor, Finance & Admin.
$399,250
29Wayne Davis
UT Dean, Engineering
$393,890
30Robert Lanier
UT Assoc. head coach, men's basketball
$390,413
31Joseph Carcello
UT Exec. director, Accounting & Information Mgmt.
$373,776
32Mark Dean
UT Distinguished prof., Electrical Eng. & Computer Sciences
$359,155
33Terry Neal
UT Prof., Accounting & Information Mgmt.
$353,561
34Mintha Roach
KUB President, CEO
$352,600
35Jimmy Cheek
UT Chancellor emeritus, distinguished prof., Educational Leadership & Political Science
$351,770
36Darinka Mileusnic
Knox Co. chief medical examiner
$350,164
37Tonjanita Johnson
UT EVP, COO
$350,028
38Jan F. Simek
UT Distinguished professor, Anthropology
$347,366
39David L. Miller
UT CFO
$345,000
40Tracie Woidtke
UT Professor, Finance
$342,895
41Jeremy Smith
UT Gov.'s Chair, Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology
$342,059
42Tim L. Cross
UT Chancellor, Institute of Agriculture
$340,400
43Linda Ann Myers
UT Professor, Accounting & Information Mgmt.
$339,200
44Takeshi Egami
UT Distinguished professor, Materials Science & Engineering
$334,655
45Uma Rao
UT Endowed professor, director, Social Work
$332,677
46Bruce Behn
UT Professor, Accounting & Information Mgmt.
$332,631
47Charles Kelly
UT Football, special teams coordinator
$325,000
48Steven Zinkle
UT Governor's Chair, Nuclear Engineering
$323,729
49William Weber
UT Governor's Chair, Materials Science & Engineering
$323,368
50Walter Puckett
UT Professor, Finance
$317,733
51Wayne Gildroy
TVA, Associate general counsel, enterprise & finance
$316,947
52Elbio Dagotto
UT Distinguished professor, Physics
$314,511
53Vincent Carilli Jr.
UT Vice chancellor, Student Life
$311,986
54Thomas Zawodzinski
UT Gov.'s Chair, Chem. & Biomolecular Eng.
$307,558
55Yilu Liu
UT Gov.'s Chair, Elec. Eng. & Computational Sci.
$303,694
56James Neutens
UT Dean, Graduate School of Medicine
$301,529
57Kimberly Bolton
TVA, Special counsel
$301,415
57Clifford Beach Jr.
TVA Associate general counsel, contracts & commercial law
$301,415
59Arthur Ragauskas
UT Governor's Chair, Chemistry & Biomolecular Engineering
$301,337
60Stacey Patterson
UT SVP, Research & Econ. Development
$301,200
61Melanie Wilson
UT Dean, professor, College of Law
$300,860
62Jack Dongarra
UT Dist. research prof., Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
$299,662
63Christopher Lochmuller
Knox Co. deputy chief medical examiner
$297,109
64Terry Hazen
UT Gov.'s Chair, Civil & env. engineering
$296,919
65William Fox
UT Dir., Ctr. For Business & Econ. Research
$296,624
66Wilson Taylor III
TVA Director, HR business office & ombudsman
$294,704
67James Thompson
UT Dean, Veterinary Medicine
$293,907
68Larry Kilgore
UT Chairman, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology
$291,752
69Matthew Scoggins III
UT VP, General counsel
$291,000
70David Bowling Jr.
TVA VP, Land & resource mgmt.
$289,304
71Linda Martin
UT VP, Academic Affairs & Student Success
$287,000
72Uday Vaidya
UT Gov.'s Chair, Mechanical, Aerospace, Biomed. Engineering
$286,743
73Theresa Lee
UT Dean, Arts & Sciences
$286,344
74Reid Sigmon
UT Exec. associate athletics director, COO
$285,000
75Charles Noble IV
UT Associate dean, prof., Business
$283,710
76Robert Nobles II
UT Assoc. vice chancellor, Research & Engagement
$283,057
77Victoria Niederhauser
UT Dean, College of Nursing
$282,413
78Bamin Khomami
UT Dept. head, Chemistry & Biomol. Eng.
$281,074
79Steven Smith
UT Dean, University Libraries
$280,700
80Gregory Blake
UT Chair, Family Practice Ctr.
$280,628
81Sudarsanam Babu
UT Gov.'s Chair, Mechanical, Aerospace, Biomed Engineering
$280,536
82John Zomchick
UT Provost, vice chancellor
$278,449
83Frank Loeffler
UT Gov.'s Chair, Microbiology
$276,538
84Rajiv Dhand
UT Chair, Dept. of Medicine
$275,948
85Michael Morris
UT Assoc. dean, Business Administration
$275,619
86Anthony Mezzacappa
UT Director, Joint Institute for Computational Sciences
$271,903
87Patrick Brackett
TVA Director, retirement mgmt.
$269,330
88David Frankenberg
TVA Director, enterprise risk mgmt.
$268,959
89Chad Autry
UT Professor, Mktg. & Supply Chain Mgmt.
$267,314
90Leo Riedinger
UT Dir., Bredesen Ctr. for Interdisciplinary Rsrch
$263,859
91David Cihak
UT Dir., assoc. dean, Office of Licensure
$262,005
92Robert Hatcher Jr.
UT Distinguished prof., Science Alliance
$260,325
93Fei Wang
UT Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
$259,485
94Catherine Mizell
UT Chief of Staff, Special Counsel to the Board of Trustees
$258,380
95Leann Luna
UT Research professor, Ctr. for Business & Econ. Research
$258,062
96Katherine Kline
TVA Director, strategic communications
$257,928
97Beth Alford-Sullivan
UT Head coach, Track & field, cross country
$255,500
98Hanno Weitering
UT Dept. head, Physics
$255,347
99James Myers
UT Professor, Accounting & Info. Mgmt.
$254,400
100David Mandrus
UT Endowed professor, Materials Science & Engineering
$251,938
1 Knox & Anderson counties
Source: City of Knoxville, City of Oak Ridge, Knox Co. Public Building Authority, Knox County, Knox County Schools, TVA, Visit Knoxville, UT, Pellissippi State, Walters State and other public institutions. UT salary data is for system-wide employees in Knox & Anderson counties employed as of Jan. 1, 2018, usu. incl. base pay plus longevity pay, expense and housing allowances. UT athletic salaries may incl. hosting & other compensation. All UT athletics funding, incl. coaches' salaries, is from monies generated by athletics' resources and not from appropriated funding by state of Tenn. or other university revenues. TVA compensation includes base salary, retention pay and pay-at-risk ("Winning Performance").

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