MU’s highest paid employees are coaches, medical administrators

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel | Photo courtesy of
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel is the university’s highest paid employee. | Courtesy of

Nineteen of the top 25 highest-paid employees at the University of Missouri are medical professionals, while four work in the field of sports. Overall, total employee counts from the fall of 2013 are up by 10 percent at MU, with 13,255 employees declared in 2013 compared with 12,026 reported for 2012.

Gary Pinkel, head coach of the MU football team, tops the salary list at $2.8 million, followed by the former head basketball coach and then the chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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