Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott made more than $3 million last season according to financial documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal. His compensation makes him the highest paid college commissioner.
According to the report, Scott was paid a base salary of $1,575,000 with a bonus of $1,376,000 along with other compensation of $71,462. His total salary is $200,000 more than the next highest-paid commissioner – the Big Ten’s Jim Delany – who makes $2.8 million and two times what SEC commissioner Mike Slive was paid ($1.6 million).
Scott has been the architect behind rebuilding the Pac-10 Conference into one of the top five power conferences in the country. He helped push to add Colorado and Utah to increase the league’s membership to 12 while also rebranding the league into the Pac-12.
It was his initiative that helped establish the Pac-12 Network, which is generating millions of dollars for the league and its member schools thanks to its television and digital rights deals.
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