Government Spending

Big Salaries for State University Officials in SC

The top ten earners from state agencies work for colleges or universities

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Want a high-paying career — at taxpayer expense — in South Carolina? Try higher education.

As of June 1, the top 10 earners among state agencies — all college or university officials in academics, administration or athletics — were earning annual salaries ranging from $312,066 to $400,000, according to a state salary database maintained by the South Carolina Budget and Control Board.