Gov. Rick Scott's office has expanded their public records website to include the $2.66 billion in salaries for more than 52,000 workers at Florida's 11 universities.
The data is from May and another update is expected next month.
One important note here: This information (like the site's state payroll database) only shows base rates and the state funds that pay those rates. For example, Florida State University football coach Jimbo Fisher has a five-year, $13.75 million contract. But the site shows his base rate of $231,750.
But there is lots of interesting information in the database. For one, here are the top five highest salary rates in the State University System:
1.) $1.2 million: Dr. Neil Fenske, USF, Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery.
2.) $808,437: Dr. William Friedman, UF, Director of the Preston Wells Center for Brain Tumor Therapy.
3.) $636,123: Dr. Kevin Behrns, UF, chairman, Department of Surgery.
4.) $627,356: Dr. David J. Smith, Jr., USF, chairman, Department of Surgery.
5.) $612,000: Michael Nussbaum, UF, chairman, College of Medicine-Jacksonville Department of Surgery.
To search the database, go to http://floridahasarighttoknow.com/search_state_payroll.html