State College President Salaries: The Latest Numbers

May 20, 2014

University of Rhode Island President David Dooley ranks 158th in the country when it comes to his compensation package, according to a new survey from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The last time the survey was published, Dooley ranked 134th in the country.

Dooley made $368,800 in 2013, according to the report, which looked at president's pay at 227 public universities around the country.

His compensation package puts Dooley slightly behind the presidents of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Lowell, but he makes more than the president of UMASS Boston. He also makes close to the same amount as the president of the University of New Hampshire.

Susan Herbst, President of the University of Connecticut, earned $588,000 in 2013, the 62nd highest in the country.

None of the presidents of flagship universities in New England states ranked in the top 10, despite the region's reputation for expensive college tuition and relatively high rates of student debt.

Dooley recently got a new contract and a raise from the State Board of Education. He has been at URI since 2009.