Who Are the Highest-Paid State Employees in Minnesota?
If you were looking for the highest-paid state employees, some new data from the state of Minnesota can show you where to look.
The thing about working for the state of Minnesota is that while you generally enjoy a fairly stable working environment and some pretty decent benefits, your salary is public record-- because it's our tax dollars, after all, that are paying state workers' salaries.
Which is why the state of Minnesota releases information every year on state employees' salaries. Like, who's making the most money, for instance. (And, I guess, who's making the LEAST amount of money, too, if you look at the other end of the list.) And this year, according to this Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal story, that honor goes to Mansco Perry, executive director, and chief investment officer of the Minnesota State Board of Investment. He's set to take home $443,000 this year, which makes him the highest-paid state employee in Minnesota.
The rest of the top 10 highest-paid state employees in Minnesota this year all work for the Human Services Department, the MSP Business Journal noted, and are psychiatrists. If you're wondering about Minnesota Governor Tim Walz-- he's not in the top 10. In fact, according to the Minnesota Management and Budget Office, the governor is 122nd on the list, with a salary of $122,600 this year.
And, as the story noted, the list DOESN'T include employees at the University of Minnesota, where, according to USA Today, Gopher head football coach PJ Fleck is the highest-paid employee. He's to make $4.6 million this year, though he DID take a 10% pay cut earlier this year at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as did Gov. Walz and other commissioners in his cabinet.
And, they may not be with the state of Minnesota, but if you're looking to add to your paycheck, maybe you'd like one of the top-paying jobs here IN the state of Minnesota. Keep scrolling to check out this list of the North Star State's 30 highest-paying jobs...