The Parade magazine inside today’s Star includes its annual feature on what Americans in various jobs are paid, peeking into their paychecks.
To accompany that report, the Star compiled the top salaries paid by Southern Arizona’s largest employers and by its biggest publicly traded firms:
University of Arizona
Ann Weaver Hart, UA president: $620,500 (includes $475,000 base salary, $85,500 pension contribution, $50,000 housing allowance and $10,000 car allowance)
Highest paid employee is Sean Miller, UA men’s basketball coach: $1.9 million
William H. Swanson, chairman and former CEO (stepped down as CEO effective March 31, 2014): 2013 base salary — $1.4 million; total compensation — $17.1 million
(The company doesn’t disclose compensation for its top Arizona executive Taylor Lawrence, head of Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems, who is not listed on its proxy statement.)
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Col. Kevin Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander: $118,541 (estimate based on O-6 pay grade and 23 years of service)
State of Arizona
Top executive: Gov. Jan Brewer: $95,000 (salary set by statute)
Highest-paid employee: Ryan Parham, chief investment officer at the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System: $268,000 base salary, plus $25,000 in annual retention bonus payments
Chuck Huckelberry, county administrator: $319,825
Tucson Unified School District
H.T. Sanchez, superintendent: $210,000
University of Arizona Health Network
Michael Waldrum, president and CEO: $750,000
U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca
Maj. Gen. Robert P. Ashley, commanding general: $167,868 (estimate based on O-8 pay grade and 30 years of service)
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
James R. Moffett, chairman of the board: 2012 base pay — $2.5 million; total compensation — $14.2 million
Michael Duke, president and CEO: 2013 base salary — $1.3 million; total compensation — $20 million
City of Tucson
Richard Miranda, city manager: $202,000
UniSource Energy Corp.
Paul J. Bonavia, board chair and CEO: 2013 base salary — $643,320; total compensation — $2.3 million
Providence Service Corp.
Warren S. Rustand, chairman and CEO: current pay unavailable (interim CEO pay from 2012: base pay — $89,250; total compensation — $251,447)
Former chairman and CEO Fletcher Jay McCusker: 2012 base pay — $770,000; total compensation — $2.9 million (includes severance pay and benefits)
* Total compensation figures from public companies may differ from totals listed on company proxy statements. The Star utilizes a formula, also used by The Associated Press, that excludes changes in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings from total compensation.