How much do John Kasich, Les Wexner and Urban Meyer make?


John Kasich
Outgoing governor
$148,854 (2017)

Andrew J. Ginther
Mayor of Columbus
$181,738 (2017)

Dana McDaniel
City Manager, City of Dublin
$226,275 (2017)

Jon Husted
Ohio Secretary of State
$109,962 (2017)

Mike Dewine
Ohio Attorney General
$109,962 (2017)

David Yost
Ohio Auditor
$109,962 (2017)

Average salary for an Ohio senator
$66,888 (2017)

Average salary for a representative in the Ohio House
$63,072 (2017)


Nicholas K. Akins
$11,530,461 (2017)

David J. Campisi
CEO, Big Lots Inc.
$8,345,512 (2017)

Steve Steinour
CEO, Huntington
$7,000,000 (2017)

Todd Penegor
CEO, Wendy's
$5,472,993 (2017)

Robert Schottenstein
CEO, M/I Homes, Inc.
$4,840,710 (2017)

John P. McConnell
CEO, Worthington Industries
$4,428,241 (Fiscal 2018)

Steve Rasmussen
CEO, Nationwide
$2,312,805 (2017)

James Hagedorn
CEO, Scotts Miracle-Gro
$22,073,030 (2017)


Talisa Dixon
Incoming Columbus City Schools Superintendent
$242,000 (three-year contract,plus incentives)

William Wise
South-Western SchoolsSuperintendent
$186,734 (2017)

Paul Imhoff
Upper Arlington SchoolsSuperintendent
$171,666 (2017)


Leslie Wexner
CEO, L Brands
$5,695,577 (2017)

Fran Horowitz
CEO, Abercrombie & Fitch
$10,262,749 (2017)

Jay Schottenstein
CEO, American Eagle &Executive Chairman, DSW
$6,487,598 American Eagle (2017)
$3,141,256 DSW (2017)


David Kornberg
CEO, Express
$6,479,463 (2017)

Nicholas Coe
CEO, Bath & Body Works
$6,197,825 (2017)

Joanne C. Crevoiserat
EVP & COO,Abercrombie & Fitch
$5,981,096 (2017)

Roger Rawlins
$4,864,817 (2017)

Martin P. Waters
CEO & President, L Brands International
$4,682,799 (2017)

Stuart B. Burgdoerfer
EVP & CFO, L Brands
$4,009,456 (2017)

Kristin Scott
Brand President, Hollister
$2,979,361 (2017)

Stacia Andersen
Brand President,A&F/abercrombie kids
$2,795,917 (2017)


Michael Drake
President, OSU
$848,966 (2018)


Frederico Higuain
Columbus Crew midfielder
$1,100,000 (2018, highest paid on team)

Sergei Bobrovsky
Blue Jackets goaltender
$7.425 million (contract through 2018–19 season)

Artemi Panarin
Blue Jackets left wing
$6 million (contract through 2018–19 season)

Urban Meyer
Head Coach, OSU Football (Retiring)
$5,280,193 (Total OSU compensation for 2017. Endorsement deals not included.)
$840,000 (Base salary for 2018, without additional contractural incentives or endorsement deals.)

Jonathan Mensah
Columbus Crew defender
$868,996 (2018, second highest paid on team)

Brandon Dubinsky
Blue Jackets left wing
$5.85 million (contract through 2020–21 season)

Cam Atkinson
Blue Jackets right wing
$5.9 million (contract through 2024-25)

Sources: Research for salaries on this page was done by Julie Fulton, library director for The Columbus Dispatch. Information was compiled from SEC filings for public companies, public records or news reports. Financial reports from privately held companies are private and, thus, salary information is not generally available. CEO salaries listed include stock options and other incentives. Salaries have been rounded to the nearest dollar.


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