It’s almost tax season.
For most, that means filing returns. For others, it’s also chance to see what kind of compensation the SEC pulled in the past year.
USA TODAY Sports uncovered just that, finding that the SEC made $527.4 million in total revenue for the fiscal year that ended on Aug. 31, 2015. That revenue included money from the first year of the SEC Network and the College Football Playoff.
Overall this fiscal year, the SEC hauled in a total revenue figure more than 60 percent greater than the conference reported in the fiscal year that ended on Aug. 31, 2014. Compare that to the $150 million of total revenue the SEC reported in the fiscal year that ended on Aug. 31, 2009.
SEC commissioner Mike Slive earned a $3.6 million base compensation, per the tax return. Slive retired from his post as the conference commissioner in July 2015.
Slive’s compensation for 2014 was more than 75 percent higher than it was in 2013 and more than triple what it was in 2012.
His base compensation was larger than the Pac-12 reported for commission Larry Scott in the 2013 fiscal year. Scott was previously the highest-paid commissioner.