More state workers - among them coaches, doctors and agency directors - are earning more than $100,000 in salary, according to an analysis by The Des Moines Sunday Register.
Iowa had 1,417 workers who made $100,000 or more during the fiscal year that ended June 30, up 20 percent from the previous year.
Some of the jump in six-figure salaries between 1999 and 2000 can be attributed to Gov. Tom Vilsack appointees being on the payroll for an entire fiscal year, after his administration began in January 1999. During the previous fiscal year, salary figures for these people were lower because they worked only a portion of a year.
Iowa State University men's basketball coach Larry Eustachy was the highest-paid person on the state's payroll for the fiscal year that ended June 30.
Records show he earned $640,176, or 38 percent more than during the previous fiscal year, when he ranked No. 1 with a salary of $464,009.
The Cyclones coach collected a base salary of $160,000, with the rest coming from outside income generated by sponsorships paid to the Iowa State Foundation, which guarantees its coaches money from outside sources.