Top salaries paid to Maryland employees in 2010

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HOW YOUR MONEY IS SPENT: While few would begrudge any of those on this list their salaries, since they are on the public payroll, The Chesapeake will be starting at the top to provide our readers with updates on salaries paid by public agencies at all levels.

1. Gary Williams
Former Maryland Terps basketball coach Gary Williams

salary: $450,869, total compensation: $2,335,890

2. Ralph Friedgen
Former Maryland Terps football coach Ralph Friedgen
Salary: $280,842, total compensation: $1,088,980
3. Brenda Frese

Maryland Terrapins head Coach Brenda Frese

salary: $347,284, total compensation: $957,523

4. Dr. E. Albert Reece
Dean of the University of Maryland Medical School

Dr. E. Albert Reece, salary: $799,547, total compensation: $757,48

5. Dr. Stephen Bartlett
Dr. Stephen Bartlett, surgeon-in-chief of the University of Maryland Medical System

salary: $739,060, total compensation: $737,243
6. Dr. Bartley P. Griffith
Dr. Bartley P. Griffith, University of Maryland Medical System chief of cardiac surgery

salary: $790,621, total compensation: $703,175

7. William E. Kirwan
William E. Kirwan, Chancellor of the University System of Maryland

salary: $490,000, total compensation: $685,031

8. Dr. Bruce E. Jarrell
Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, Professor of Surgery, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Maryland School of Medicine salary: $680,000, total compensation: $644,230

9. Dr. Mandeep R. Mehra
Mandeep R. Mehra, M.D., University of Maryland Medical Center Herbert Berger Chair in Medicine Professor and Head of Cardiology Assistant Dean for Clinical Services

salary: $638,927, total compensation: $605,318

10. Dr. Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr.
Dr. Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr. James Lawrence Kernan Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedics

salary: $643,894, total compensation: $587,459

11. David J. Ramsay

David J. Ramsay, D.M., D.Phil., President, University of Maryland, Baltimore

salary: $589,056, total compensation: $567,180

12. Dr. Peter Rock
Peter Rock, M.D., M.B.A. Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Anesthesiology Martin Helrich Professor and Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology

salary: $576,501, total compensation: $546,176

13. Earl S. Richardson
Earl S. Richardson, president of Morgan State University

salary: $410,000, total compensation: $544,839

14. Sanford Stass, M.D.
Dr. Sanford Stass, University of Maryland Medical Center Professor of Pathology and Medicine Chair, Department of Pathology Chair, Department of Medical and Research Technology Director, UMMS Laboratories of Pathology

salary: $574,378 total compensation: $544,164

15. Dr. Rajabrata Sarkar
Dr. Rajabrata Sarkar, University of Maryland School of Medicine Professor of Surgery Head of the Division of Vascular Surgery Chief of Vascular Surgery

salary: $535,967, total compensation: $538,439

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