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University president Robert Easter ranks among the lowest salaried of the Big Ten's presidents. Some of these presidents may receive further compensation or bonuses not listed.
University of Illinois; term began: 2012
Easter took over as president in July 2012 after former President Michael Hogan resigned in March. Easter was the interim chancellor, earning $355,000 annually, until Chancellor Phyllis Wise was chosen in 2011. Hogan’s salary as president was $650,000 in 2011.
Ohio State University; term began: 2007
Northwestern University; term began: 2009
University of Minnesota; term began: 2011
University of Michigan; term began: 2002
*Numbers current as of January 2012.
Indiana University; term began: 2007
Michigan State University; term began: 2005
Penn State University; term began: 2011
University of Iowa; term began: 2007
University of Wisconsin; term began: 2004
University of Nebraska; term began: 2004
Purdue University; term began: 2013
*Will begin his term January 2013