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Auburn, UA and UAB presidents among highest paid

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The presidents of Alabama's three biggest four-year colleges are among the highest paid public college administrators in the United States.

According to data the Chronicle of Higher Education released Monday, Auburn University's Jay Gogue earned more than $725,000 in total compensation last year, ranking him first among presidents of Alabama colleges and 12th nationally.

University of Alabama at Birmingham President Carol Garrison and University of Alabama President Robert Witt were tied for 24th nationally, each earning just over $604,000 last year.

The average total compensation for presidents of 184 public four-year schools and university systems nationwide was $461,000.

Total compensation includes salary, deferred salary and other benefits.

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