Merten ranks in top 10 for compensation among public university presidents

President Alan Merten ranked in the top 10 in total compensation of public university leaders in the United States during the 2009-2010 year, according to an annual survey released in April by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Merten was the 10th highest paid public university president in the country, making $633,631.

Merten's total compensation was $633,631 which cost the university $582,187. His base pay was $404,000 and the amount Merten received in bonuses was $135,000. Merten's paid deferred compensation was $94,631 and he used $43,187 for retirement.

The Washington Post article on President Merten and other university presidents can be found here


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