NCAA's Emmert Made $1.7M In '12, As His Base Salary Rose 5% From '11
NCAA President Mark Emmert was "credited with just over" $1.7M in compensation during the '12 calendar year, according to a tax return cited by Steve Berkowitz of USA TODAY. Emmert's base salary of $1,263,356 "represented a 5% increase over his base amount" for '11. His overall compensation "increased by about 2%." Emmert "was credited with just over $185,000 in other reportable compensation and $235,000 in retirement and other deferred compensation" in addition to his base pay. The tax return also shows NCAA COO Jim Isch was "credited with" $1.01M (USA TODAY, 7/15). The NCAA in an e-mail release said that "total compensation for employees" rose 9.2%, "citing the filling of vacant positions and higher health insurance costs." BLOOMBERG NEWS' Eben Novy-Williams notes Isch was "the NCAA's second-highest-paid executive." The NCAA's "overall revenue increased" by 4% to $874M in the FY ended August '13. The organization said that the growth "was due in part to increased media royalties and higher revenue" at D-I championship events. Expenses rose 6.4% to $842M in that same time frame (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 7/15).