KATC Investigates

Dec 9, 2013 4:05 PM by Tina Macias

What do the top-paid state employees make?

We wanted to know how much of your tax dollars are going to pay state employees with the largest salaries. So, we looked at the top 50 salaries in the state. Combined, these 50 salaries cost $17.2 million a year.

Only two Lafayette-based state employees are on that list - UL Football Head Coach Mark Hudspeth ($360,000) and UL President Joe Savoie ($350,000).

King Alexander, president of the LSU Board of Supervisors, tops the list with a $600,000 salary. He's one of five higher education presidents on the list.

Savoie is one of those presidents. His $350,00 salary puts him in a three-way tie for 17th place. Hudspeth's $360,000 puts him in 14th place. He's one of the 12 university coaches on the list.

Here's the rest of the top 50 state salaries:

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