11 Alive did a search to find out who are the highest paid government employee in the state. Their results are the same as the Deadspin article from a little while ago. It is Mark Richt. Though, for what it’s worth, Steve Spurrier still makes more.
However, they went a bit further. They looked at the highest paid elected officials as well as looking at other State and County officials. It’s an interesting story, and even more interesting data. There are a few qualifications to the data, though it still makes for an interesting read.
Do we really need to ask why Georgia perpetually finishes near the bottom when it comes to education?