ANN ARBOR, MI – The University of Michigan’s three highest paid employees in base salary for 2017 are all football coaches – and none of them are named Jim Harbaugh.
That’s according to UM’s annual salary report for 2017 for the university’s 46,000 employees. A searchable database of salaries is below.
The salary figures don’t include bonuses, incentives, grant payments or any form of compensation outside of agreed-upon base pay with the university.
Michigan Defensive Coordinator Don Brown, Offensive Coordinator Tim Drevno and Passing Game Coordinator Pep Hamilton each earned $1 million in base salary in 2017.
Harbaugh, meanwhile, was the 17th highest-paid UM employee in base salary at $500,000, according to the report. The third-year coach earns much more than that, of course, after signing seven-year contract in December 2014.
In addition to his base salary, the contract pays him $4.5 million in additional compensation for media, promotional and public appearances. He’s also able to draw from an annual $2 million life insurance policy, a compensation addendum that was tacked on in 2016.
Beginning in January, Harbaugh is due to receive a 10 percent raise in his base salary and supplemental pay, which will bring his annual compensation to approximately $7.5 million. He is the third highest-paid coach in college football behind Alabama’s Nick Saban and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney.
UM President Mark Schlissel is the university’s sixth highest-paid employee, earning $823,523 in 2017. In September, he received a 3.5 percent raise, making it the third-consecutive years UM’s Board of Regents approved a bump in pay.
The university’s highest paid non-athletics employee in base salary is Marschall Runge, CEO and executive vice president for the University of Michigan Health System, a position he has held since coming to Ann Arbor in 2015. At the beginning of 2016, Runge also became dean of the U-M Medical School and his salary was bumped up to $895,209 from $871,250 in 2015. In 2017, Runge earned $922,066.
UM Athletics Director Warde Manuel saw a bump in his base pay from the $820,000 he earned in 2016 to $842,550, making him the fifth highest paid employee at the university. Manuel, 47, is expected to earn nearly $5 million over the course of a five-year contract.
After Schlissel, Erik Lundberg, the school’s chief investment officer, was the next highest-paid employee of the university, earning $720,000 in 2017 after making $690,000 in 2016.
Michigan Medicine Chief Financial Officer Paul Castillo, who has held the position since 2011, was the next highest paid employee at UM in 2017, earning a base salary of $691,875.
The UM Health System’s Chief Operating Officer Anthony Denton was next on the list, earning a base salary of $640,625.
Rounding out the top-10 of highest paid employees at UM was James Woolliscroft, UM’s former medical school dean, who stepped down from his role in late 2015. He currently is a professor of internal medicine at U-M.
Martin Philbert, who was named UM’s new Provost in June, earned $535,000 in base salary in 2016. Philbert previously served as dean of UM’s School of Public Health.
The salaries don’t include bonuses, incentives, grant payments or any form of compensation outside of their agreed-upon base pay with the university.
Search the database below for all UM salaries. Note that the annualized full-time rate reflects the annual amount of pay an employee would receive if he or she were employed full time for the entire academic or calendar year. Not all appointments are full-time. That data can be found by clicking on the “details” link for each employee.