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Large discrepancies between University of Arizona faculty pay

The UA officially staffs over 12,000 people; their salaries range from a couple thousand dollars a year to $2 million, with some employees accepting raises from the year prior while others see no change in their salary.
The two biggest earners of the 2013-2014 school year are the same as that of the 2014-2015 years: Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller and Arizona football coach Richard Rodriguez. Miller earned about $1,900,000 during 2013-2014 and received a $100,000 raise, making his salary over $2,000,000, not including incentives, for the 2014-2015 year. Rodriguez earned $1,725,000 during 2013-2014 and received a $275,000 raise, increasing his salary to $2,000,000 for the 2014-2015 year. These salaries and raises don’t reach across every sport, however. Niya Butts, the head coach of Arizona women’s basketball, earns about $200,000 and received no raise.
None of the salaries for these athletics coaches come from Arizona taxes, as the state fund ration is zero percent, and according to ESPN, the total revenue for all of UA athletics in 2008 was $71,727,243.
UA President Ann Weaver Hart did not receive a raise this year, with her base salary remaining $475,000. According to gathered by and the UA Division of Human Resources, as of March 2015, the median annual salary for college presidents is $255,453, with Hart earning almost double the median.
As of Feb. 6, Glass Door reported that the national average annual salary of adjunct professors is at $30,709, which is represented similarly at the UA, although the salaries per subject are sporadic.
Julie Feldman, an adjunct psychology instructor, earns $114,361 and Teresa Rosano, an adjunct lecturer in the architecture department, earns $100,000. In comparison, an adjunct instructor in the department of Spanish and Portuguese, earns $21,600.
The documentation continued to show a custodian’s earnings of $26,292, in contrast to the senior vice president of health sciences earning $870,000.
To see where your tax dollars and tuition money are going to, check online for our searchable database. Use the tabs to search by annual salary (at full FTE), by department or by name (last, first). To search for a specific person or field, use your browser’s “find” feature.


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