New report reveals the highest-paid U.S. private college presidents

A new report details the 2021 pay grades of private university leaders across the country — including three presidents in the Pittsburgh region.

The Chronicle’s report looked at 312 leaders at private colleges with expenditures of $100 million or more. Topping the list was Amy Gutmann, the former president of the University of Pennsylvania, who earned a whopping $22.87 million in 2021.

In the past few decades, salaries for top administrators have skyrocketed, surpassing the rate of inflation, said Richard Vedder, an economist and professor emeritus at Ohio University.

Read more from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


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