Athletic coaches at Washington universities topped the list of the highest-paid state employees last year, according to salary data released this week. Steve Sarkisian, former University of Washington head football coach, was the highest-paid employee for the fourth straight year with a $2.6 million salary in 2013, followed by Washington State University football head coach Mike Leach at $2.3 million. The top-earning college administrator was David Woodward, UW associate vice president, who earned $692,323.

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