The University of Michigan's top 16 executives bring in $7.19 million in base pay— up 5 percent over last year.
The compensation figures were revealed Friday in the university's annual base salary report.
Yet the base pay for several administrators doesn't account for six-figure bonuses or retention perks.
Athletic director Dave Brandon, who has the top base pay of $800,000, is more likely to make upwards of $1 million this year. In addition to his base, Brandon receives $100,000 in annual deferred compensation and has the possibility of a $200,000 bonus. Brandon received a $165,000 bonus last year, the highest possible under his old contract, according to documents obtained by AnnArbor.com through a Freedom of Information Request.