2. Sports Coach Is Highest Paid
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In 39 states, the highest paid public employee is a sports coach. Instead of someone who runs a public hospital or works for a university, the highest paid public employee overwhelmingly belongs to sports coaches.
In a country where teachers are struggling to make a living wage, it’s those that coach football or men’s basketball that bring in the big money. And by big money, we mean a salary close to $7 million, without bonuses.