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Florida university salaries added to Gov. Scott's public records website



Gov. Rick Scott's office has expanded their public records website to include the $2.66 billion in salaries for more than 52,000 workers at Florida's 11 universites.

The data is from May and another update is expected next month.

One important note here: This information (like the site's state payroll database) only shows base rates and the state funds that pay those rates. For example, Florida State University football coach Jimbo Fisher has a five-year, $13.75 million contract. But the site shows his base rate of $231,750.

But there is lots of interesting information in the database. For one, here are the top five highest salary rates in the State University System:

1.) $1.2 million: Dr. Neil Fenske, USF, Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery.

2.) $808,437: Dr. William Friedman, UF, Director of the Preston Wells Center for Brain Tumor Therapy.

3.) $636,123: Dr. Kevin Behrns, UF, chairman, Department of Surgery.

4.) $627,356: Dr. David J. Smith, Jr., USF, chairman, Department of Surgery.

5.) $612,000: Michael Nussbaum, UF, chairman, College of Medicine-Jacksonville Department of Surgery.

[Last modified: Monday, October 17, 2011 1:39pm]


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