Ohio University’s head coach for men’s basketball, Saul Phillips, will earn the highest salary during the 2018-19 academic year.

For the last five years, Phillips has been at the top of the list with an annual salary of $572,520. Frank Solich, the football coach, will be earning $507,715. 

OU’s president, Duane Nellis, comes in third with the highest salary of $475,000 at the university. As he enters his second academic year as president, he will not be seeing a pay increase.

Eight of the 10 employees who will earn the highest salaries at OU during the 2018-19 academic year also had the highest salaries during the 2017-18 academic year. Nico Karagosian, the vice president for University Advancement and interim Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs are new to the list and replaced Stephen Golding, senior vice president for Strategic Initiatives, and David Descanter, the former interim Executive Vice President and Provost.

The top 10 OU salaries for the 2018-19 academic year combined is $3,664,245 — approximately $14,000 less than last year’s list of top salaries.

Deborah Shaffer, vice president for Finance and Administration and Sayrs are the only women on the list. All of the employees are between the ages of 40 and 75.

Six of the employees on the list work for executive administration, three work for athletics and two work for academic administration.

OU Spokeswoman Carly Leatherwood said OU’s compensation philosophy takes into account “experience, market data specific to higher education, market influences, performance factors and position criticality.”

“The President relies on these factors when determining initial compensation as well as salary increases due to position changes or raises,” she said in an email.



Correction: A previous version of the graphic misidentified people’s  titles. The graphic has been updated to reflect the most accurate information.