Jay Moskowitz is one of 218 people at USC making more than $100,000.
As president of Health Sciences South Carolina since 2007, he is the highest-paid, straight-salary, non-coach employee at the University of South Carolina. But what he does leading the collaborative that links the states research universities and the states largest hospital systems few of the rest of us could.
He is an acknowledged leader in the biomedical research field, with more than 35 years in medicine and academic research on his resume. Hes also a former deputy director with the National Institutes of Health.
So, yes, when were talking about salary, experience and education count.
But how about the rest of us? What do we earn? Is it in keeping with that we think were worth?
A sweep of salaries in South Carolina and the Midlands mostly shows few surprises.
But there are some.
Clemson Universitys football teams offensive coordinator, Chad Morris, makes $1.3 million. He is the highest paid college football assistant coach in the country.
Gov. Nikki Haleys chief of staff, Tim Pearson, makes more than she does.
And even though its just a part-time job for attorney Steve Benjamin, being mayor of Columbia only pays $17,500 and he gives up half of that to help fund an employee incentive program.
ON THE FORCE
$31,500: Kershaw County sheriffs deputy, 3 years experience, with or without bachelors degree
$37,536: Lexington County sheriffs deputy, 3 years experience
$38,966: Lexington County sheriffs deputy, 3 years experience and bachelors degree
COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT
$29,893: Fresh hire; no experience
$33,691: Fresh hire; already certified
$31,487: After academy graduation
CLIMBING THE POLITICAL LADDER
$4,500: City of Cayce council member
$10,400: S.C. state legislator average (base)
$14,500: Richland County Council member
$34,328: State Sen. Vincent Sheheens legislative salary, expenses and per diem, according to his March 2012 filing
$106,078: Gov. Nikki Haley. Of interest, her chief of staff Tim Pearson makes more: $125,000.
CLIMBING THE EDUCATION LADDER
$36,200: Lexington-Richland 5 teacher, 5 years experience, bachelors degree
$41,441: Lexington-Richland 5 teacher, 5 years experience, masters degree
$82,062: Lexington-Richland 5 assistant principal Wendy Stoudemire, Lake Murray Elementary
$96,324: Lexington-Richland 5 principal Judith Franchini, H.E. Corley Elementary
$196,200: Lexington-Richland 5 superintendent Stephen Hefner
$175,000: Coastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia
$1.3 million: Clemson Universitys football teams offensive coordinator Chad Morris. The highest-paid college football assistant coach in the country
$1.9 million: Frank Martin, head coach, University of South Carolina basketball team (base pay)
$3.01 million: Steve Spurrier, head coach, University of South Carolina football team (base pay)
$539,458: USC president Harris Pastides, according to the most recent Chronicle of Higher Education survey; $265,000 from the state; the balance from the USC Foundation
$392,135: Jay Moskowitz, president, Health Sciences South Carolina. USCs highest-paid, straight-salary, non-coach employee
$227,250: Hildy Teegen, dean, Darla Moore School of Business
$138,407: Timothy Mousseau, professor of biological sciences
$63,333: Brad Collins, associate professor, art
AT THE MUSEUMS
$91,883: Willie Calloway, director, S.C. State Museum
$175,130: Catherine Horne, director, EdVenture childrens museum
$218,698: Karen Brosius, director, Columbia Museum of Art
WORKING BY THE HOUR
$8.50-$22.50 per hour: Sales clerk (small store)
$9.50-$11.00 per hour: Hotel clerk
$10 per hour: Restaurant line cook
$13.52 per hour: Electrical apprentice
$18 per hour: Skilled construction worker (concrete finisher, iron worker, sheet metal worker)
$132,000: Kershaw schools superintendent Frank Morgan
$219,300: Richland 2s Katie Brochu, the highest paid school superintendent in the Midlands
$196,200: Lexington-Richland 5 superintendent Stephen Hefner, former Richland 2 superintendent
$195,000: Richland 1 superintendent Percy Mack
$172,005: Lexington 1 superintendent Karen Woodward
$146,500: Lexington 2 superintendent Venus Holland
$144,000: Lexington 3 superintendent John Floyd
$124,848: Lexington 4 superintendent Linda Lavender
$144,702: Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott
$115,025: Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts
$71,991: Kershaw County Sheriff James Matthews