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Salary Guide FAQ

Salary Guide FAQ

By Kelly Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2019

At The Daily Illini, we are proud of every edition we produce. However, we take special pride as journalists in being able to produce the Salary Guide. While the Salary Guide is full of beautifully designed graphics and carefully captured photos — the information inside is what makes this guide so im...

Lovie Smith comes in at 10th highest-paid Big Ten coach

Lovie Smith comes in at 10th highest-paid Big Ten coach

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

A year in the college football world is like a decade in the normal world. The constant turnstile of the coaching carousel and the continuous changes of a team’s narrative seemingly overnight is a part of what makes the sport so popular. Last year, Illinois football head coach Lovie Smith was tied...

Change is coming: Paying college athletes

Change is coming: Paying college athletes

By Rachel Spencer, Staff writer

November 18, 2019

On Sept. 30, California governor Gavin Newsom approved state legislation which prohibits the state’s universities from preventing student-athletes from hiring agents or accepting advertising deals. This landmark legislation arguably marks a pivotal turning point in the “amateurism” of college sp...

A quick look at head coach Lovie Smith’s salary

A quick look at head coach Lovie Smith’s salary

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

October 23, 2018

The list of the top-10 college football’s highest-paid coaches features one thing that doesn’t look like the others. Among the sea of seasoned — and winningest — coaches on the nation’s highest paid, swims Illinois head football coach Lovie Smith, who’s bound in a four-way tie for the No....

Dean salaries by college

By Madelyn Foster, Assistant News Editor

October 22, 2018

The salaries of each dean at the University include the total compensation for each dean, which may include the salaries received from multiple appointments in the University.  The average salary of a University dean is approximately $332,180.20. This figure does not include data from the College of Fin...

Salaries of UI chancellors and vice chancellors

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Senior Reporter

October 22, 2018

Chancellor Robert Jones: $649,000 Job description: Jones is the chief executive officer of the Urbana-Champaign campus. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Andreas Cangellaris: $495,000 Job description: Cangellaris is the chief academic and budget officer for campus. It is his job to oversee...

Keep the University System accountable

By Abby Paeth, Editor-in-chief

October 22, 2018

As both a journalist and a student, one of my primary concerns is ensuring transparency within the University administration. Every fall, The Daily Illini puts together the Salary Guide, which contains the current salaries for university employees across all three campuses to hold the University System accoun...

Top 10 earners at the University

By Karen Liu, News Editor

October 22, 2018

No. 1, Lovie Smith: $4,008,000 Head football coach No. 2, Bradley Underwood: $2,850,000 Men's head basketball coach No. 3, King C. Li: $656,500 Dean and chief academic officer of Carle Illinois College of Medicine No. 4, Hardy Nickerson: $650,000 Assistant head coach and defensive ...

University of Illinois colleges ranked by total salary

By Karen Liu, News Editor

October 22, 2018

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus has a total of 16 colleges, including 15 undergraduate colleges and one graduate college. During the 2017-18 school year, the campus spent a total of $495,993,420 on faculty salary. Here is the total salary of each college on campus, ranked from ...

Don’t let Smith’s salary anger you just yet

Don’t let Smith’s salary anger you just yet

November 13, 2017

It’s easy to assume that some professors and students took issue with Lovie Smith signing his six-year, $21 million deal with Illinois in 2016. They probably have more issues with it now that Smith has led the team to five total wins since the 2016 season. I understand that the team is struggling r...

Why we make the Salary Guide

Why we make the Salary Guide

By Lillian Barkley, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2017

The Salary Guide is the most consistently visited area of The Daily Illini website. We receive emails throughout the year asking when the updated guide will be available. It’s clear to us that the community is interested in the financial impact of the University, and for good reason. After the statewide...

Five graphs to visualize the University of Illinois’ top earners

Five graphs to visualize the University of Illinois’ top earners

November 13, 2017

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