Nation's Top-20 Highest Paid Public Employees Include SEC Coaches

AL.com's Leanda Gore sorted through a slideshow on Tuesday from GoBankingRates highlighting highlighting the top-paid public employees in each state based on 2017 salary figures.

Among the list of the nation's top-20 highest paid public employees include 7 SEC coaches, including Nick Saban and John Calipari, the two highest paid coaches on the list.  This list does not include Jimbo Fisher's new contract with Texas A&M worth 75 million over 10 years. That contract will put him in at number 3 over Jim Harbaugh at Michigan. 

Other SEC  coaches on the list include Will Muschamp at South Carolina, Jerewmy Pruitt at Tennessee, Kirby Smart at Georgia, Chad Morris at Arkansas and Ed Orgeron at Louisiana. 

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