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The University of California spent more on payroll in 2011 than in the prior year, though officials say the money for higher salaries is coming more from hospital fees than from rising tuition.

UC's total payroll grew by 6 percent last year, from about $10 billion in 2010 to $10.6 billion in 2011, according to salary data the university released today.

"This increase is likely attributable to a combination of factors, including restoration of furlough reductions, increased research activity and market pressures for more competitive compensation, particularly in the areas of health care, instruction and research," says the university's employee pay report.

About 36 percent of the funding for compensation in 2011 came from fees at UC hospitals, the report says, while less than 26 percent came from general funds and tuition, down a percentage point from 2010.

UC had 22 employees statewide who made at least $1 million in 2011 - mostly doctors and coaches. Scroll over the blue bars below to learn more about them:

Here's a look at the highest-paid employees at UC Davis. Scroll over the yellow bars to see details:

UC's searchable 2011 salary database is available here.


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