$3.3 million: Former UW Coach Bo Ryan was highest paid UW System employee in 2015

MADISON -- Former UW-Madison men's basketball coach Bo Ryan was the highest paid UW System employee in 2015.

Ryan made $3.3 million.

Ryan, who retired abruptly in mid-season in December 2015, wasn't the only employee in the college sports department who claimed a top spot. The top four highest-compensated people in the UW System all work in university athletics for UW-Madison.

UW-Madison Athletic Director Barry Alvarez brought in about $1.18 million.

Badgers football coach Paul Chryst made $1.16 million.

The highest earning employee at UW-Milwaukee for 2015 was former men's basketball coach, Rob Jeter, who was fired from his position in March, drawing $456,949 for the year.

The highest paid employee who doesn't work in athletics was UW System President Raymond Cross, who made $525,000.

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