Your Tax Dollars at Work
In the vast majority of America, the highest-paid public employee in the state is not the governor or a Supreme Court justice, but a college coach. Football coaches at public schools top the list, but basketball coaches are cashing in big-time, as well. In a handful of cases, medical professionals, university administrators, or other positions command the biggest bucks, but if you want to get rich on the public dime, the safest bet is to learn your Xs and Os. It's worth noting that out of 50 states, 48 of the highest-paid positions are held by men.
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