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Report: Pac-12's Larry Scott now highest-paid commissioner

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer

Alabama and Virginia Tech will play for the
Smiling comes easy when you're the highest-paid conference commissioner. (USATSI)

At the moment, it seems that every conference in the country is trying to catch up to the money that the Big Ten pulls in from its television deals every year. No one has caught Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany in that regard, but the Pac-12's Larry Scott has passed Delany in another area.

The Pac-12 commissioner is now the highest paid commissioner in the country, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Thanks to tax documents released by the conference, we now know that Larry Scott made more than $3 million for the 2011-12 year. He received $1,575,000 in base salary, a $1,376,000 bonus and additional compensation of $71,462. That's a total of $3,022,462 for the year.

The Big Ten's Delany made $2.8 million in 2011, while the SEC's Mike Slive made $1.6 million. Apparently, in the SEC's case anyway, national championships do not mean more money for the conference commissioner.

Now, if you don't mind me, I'm going to go apply for a job as a conference commissioner.

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