UMass staff among state’s top earners

By Matt Carroll
Globe Staff / February 4, 2011

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More than 6,400 state employees — a group dominated at the top by UMass doctors, professors, and at least one coach — earned more than $100,000 in 2010, according to payroll records released yesterday by the state comptroller’s office.

The state’s highest-paid employee was Donna Ambrosino, executive director of MassBiologics at the UMass Medical School, who earned $792,885. For those who work at the medical school, the vast majority of the money for their pay comes from patient care and not from the state, said Mark Shelton, a medical school spokesman.

Derek Kellogg, head coach of the UMass men’s basketball team, earned $498,216, the seventh-highest salary in the state.

Only one of the state’s top 100 highest-paid employees was not from the UMass system — Henry M. Nields, the chief medical examiner, who earned $242,337. The next highest-paid non-UMass employee was William Lewis Jr., a State Police lieutenant, who earned $228,540.

The list of non-UMass employees was dominated by college presidents, state troopers, and Department of Mental Health workers.

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