See salary rankings for leaders of Big Ten universities

Published On: Dec 11 2012 09:43:16 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 11 2012 10:10:25 PM CST

The University of Wisconsin-Madison recently approved to pay its next chancellor up to $522,000 a year, which would move the university from near-lowest to the middle of the pack among what other Big Ten public institutions pay their leaders.

Below is a list of what schools pay their highest officials, along with perks, when applicable. Northwestern University is private.

1. Ohio State University

SOURCES: Columbus DataCenter, Dayton Daily News, Chronicle of Higher Education

2. University of Minnesota

SOURCE: Minnesota Public Radio

3. University of Michigan

SOURCES: University of Michigan salary database,

4. Indiana University

SOURCES: Indianapolis Business Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education

5. University of Wisconsin-Madison

SOURCE: University of Wisconsin System

6. Michigan State University

SOURCES: Michigan State University salary database, The State News

7. Penn State University

SOURCE: The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

8. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

SOURCES: Chicago Tribune, The Daily Illini

9. University of Iowa

SOURCES: University of Iowa salary database, The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

10. Purdue University

SOURCES: Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Ind.), Chronicle of Higher Education

11. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

SOURCE: Kearney Hub

Northwestern University (private)