This should absolutely help us on the Health Index. UMass employees top list of highest-paid state workers Patrick ranked 1,076th in tally By Andrea Estes Globe Staff / February 11, 2009 More than 175 state employees were paid $200,000 or more last year, including more than 150 University of Massachusetts administrators and professors, 13 of whom made $400,000 or more, according to a payroll report released yesterday. The state's top earner was Derek Lovley, associate dean of UMass-Amherst's College of Natural Resources and the Environment.Lovley, a specialist on biofuels, made $613,000, according to data made public yesterday by the state's Office of the Comptroller. He was followed by UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins, who made $609,000. Five other UMass administrators were paid between $459,000 and $549,000, followed by UMass president Jack Wilson, who received $436,000. Also among the top earners was James Julian, UMass executive vice president and former chief of staff to former Senate president William M. Bulger. Julian joined Bulger when Bulger became the school's president in early 1996. UMass employees top list of highest-paid state workers - The Boston Globe Even better. A hundred and sixty what?