A: A College Coach!
If you want, you can look up the salaries of EVERY public employee in the state. That includes everyone who works for the government, every elected official, and everyone who works for public colleges and universities.
The website Deadspin.com decided to look at the highest paid public employees in every state to see who’s making the MOST. In ALL 50 states, the highest paid public employee works for a college. And in 40 of the 50 . . . it’s a coach.
In 27 of the 50 states, a college FOOTBALL COACH is the highest paid public employee. In 12 states, it’s a men’s basketball coach.