Iowa releases list of top state employee earners

Paige Godden

The state of Iowa released its employee salary database Tuesday.

The database lists every state employee, including university employees.

The University of Iowa’s football coach, Kirk Ferentz, continues to be the highest paid state worker, the database revealed. He brought in more than $3.8 million in 2011.

Jean Robillard came in second. Robillard is the vice president for medical affairs at the University of Iowa.

ISU football coach Paul Rhoads earned the third spot on the list, bringing in $1.1 million, and Fred Hoiberg was sixth on the list, making $808,333.

Ben Jacobson, the men’s basketball coach at the University of Northern Iowa, was the university’s top earner with $468,050, but he didn’t make it on the top 10 list.

Jacobson was followed on Northern Iowa’s list by President Benjamin Allen and football coach Mark Farley.