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Joe Paterno Highest Paid at Penn State, But Still Topped By Pitt's Jamie Dixon

If you've ever wanted to know how much college head coaches get paid, well, now you can, thanks to the Pennsylvania Right to Know law.

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According to Penn State's filing, which for pay purposes covered calendar year 2008, Mr. Paterno earned the most in total compensation -- a sum of $1,109,977 in pay and benefits that included a base salary of $540,942. He also topped the list when Penn State released its first right-to-know request last year.

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Paterno still makes less than Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon, who made about $1.4 million in 2008, according to records disclosed by Pitt on Thursday.

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