We turn to 24/7 Wall St. to determine who is the highest paid state employee in North Dakota.

24/7 Wall St. used public records and other sources to figure the highest paid employee in each state. This is an updated list from 2015, and what I continued to be surprised at is, in a majority of the states, the highest paid state employee is either a college football or basketball coach.

North Dakota is different. The highest paid state employee is Joshua Wynne, who is Vice President for Health Affairs & Dean of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. His annual salary is $674,587.

Compare Mr. Wynne's salary to Coach Nick Saban from the University of Alabama who takes home more than $7 million annually. He is the highest paid state employee in the country.

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You can see the complete list here.