Higher education is ruled by supply and demand like the marketplace.
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THE FIGURES WERE TAKEN FROM THE LATEST DOCUMENTS OF THE OPERATING BUDGET AS OF JULY 1, 2012. THE DOCUMENTS WERE PROVIDED BY THE HILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY RESERVE DESK. THE FIGURES WILL SHOW SOME FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATIVE MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT LSU SINCE THAT DATE.
When assessing University employees’ salaries, LSU football coach Les Miles’ annual sum doesn’t particularly stand out because most of it is in the form of supplemental compensation beyond his base salary.
The reality is much different. Miles’ $4.3 million yearly take dwarfs that of any other on campus.
But he only makes $300,000 as a Louisiana State University staffer. So where does the other $4 million come from?
The primary source of Miles’ extraneous income is television money.