Health system head tops UM pay list
The University of Michigan’s highest salaried employee is medical system executive vice president Michael Johns, who makes $769,080 a year, according to its latest public disclosure report issued this week.
Next behind Johns, who is acting director of the medical system, is UM President Mark Schlissel at $750,00, according to the annual report covering employees at all three campuses — Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint.
Overall, UM has eight employees whose base pay exceeds $500,000. That list does not include the school’s basketball and football coaches, though their total compensation far exceeds what they made this year in salaries.
Basketball coach John Beilein is listed with a base pay of $350,000, but signed a 2013 contract extension calling for an additional $2.1 million per year, according to published reports. Former football coach Brady Hoke is listed at $300,000 but received retention and incentive bonuses that brought his total pay to more than $2.3 million before he was fired at season’s end.
Other top salary recipients at UM:
■Interim Chief Financial Officer Douglas Strong, $639,849.
■Medical school dean James Woolliscroft $610,611.44.
■Interim Athletic Director Jim Hackett and chief investment officer Erik Lundberg, $600,000.
■Business school dean Alison Davis-Blake, $597,212.
■Engineering school dean David Munson Jr., $507,589.
■Law professor and ex-dean Evan Caminker, $487,147.
■Development office leader Jerry May, $471,500.
The report shows the university’s 29 coaches were paid nearly $4.4 million as of Nov. 1. That includes base salaries of $292,000 for women’s basketball coach Kim Barnes Arico; $238,701 for hockey coach Gordon “Red” Berenson; and $221,734 for softball coach Carol Hutchins.
Ann Arbor faculty pay increases averaged 2.9 percent for 2014-15 and staff pay went up 2.2 percent, the report says. Merit pay hikes for deans averaged 2.5 percent.