Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson will receive a base salary of $401,015 as part of a five-year contract signed last week. The contract was released by the university Tuesday afternoon.
The contract was obtained through a public records request made in September to the university after Anderson's hire was announced.
Anderson's predecessor, Debbie Yow, had a base salary of $382,574 in the last year of her contract, which was signed in 2007. Yow announced in June she would depart after 16 years at Maryland to become N.C. State's athletic director.
Anderson, who took over at Maryland earlier this month after a stint as Army's athletic director, also has an automatic rollover provision in his contract. On Sept. 30 of each year beginning in 2011, his contract will be extended an extra year unless either he or the school informs the other in writing it does not want the additional year tacked on.
Among the other provisions in Anderson's deal:
* A $900 monthly car allowance to cover two cars. Over the course of a year, it totals $10,800.
* A payment of $25,000 for every six-month period in which the university requires Anderson to make a personal appearance with the media or another public function. That comes out to $50,000 annually.
That effectively places Anderson's guaranteed income (presuming he is required to make public appearances, which is usually necessary for the fundraising side of an athletic director's job) is $461,815.
Yow's guaranteed annual income in her final contract at Maryland was $448,374.
In addition, the university will contribute 7.25 percent of Anderson's base salary to an optional retirement account established in his name, and Anderson will be eligible for annual merit increases "as may be awarded by the university in its sole disrection." He is assured an annual base salary increase "in an amount no less than any cost-of-living increase the University provides its Exempt Employees."
Anderson will also receive $45,000 in expenses to put toward moving his family from New York to Maryland.
Like Yow, Anderson has plenty of incentive clauses in his contract. Among them:
* Starting with the fall 2012 report on the class that entered college in the fall of 2005, a $15,000 bonus when the six-year student-athlete graduation rate as calculated by the NCAA exceeds the university's general undergraduate student population.
* A $10,000 payment in any academic year in which 410 or more Maryland student-athletes achieve honor-roll status.
* A $7,500 bonus in any year in which Terrapin Club membership exceeds the previous year by five percent.
* Another $7,500 bonus in any year in which contributions made for the benefit of the intercollegiate athletic program exceed the previous year's by five percent.
* A $5,000 bonus in any year Maryland finishes in the top 30 of the Directors' Cup rankings.
* A $5,000 bonus in any year Maryland sends 10 or more teams into postseason competition.
Put together, Anderson can receive up to $50,000 in bonuses. Yow's maximum bonus on her final Maryland contract was $90,000.
Overall, Anderson's compensation package places him near the top of ACC public school athletic directors. According to a contract obtained late last year, Georgia Tech Dan Radakovich is guaranteed $587,800 annually. Yow's new contract, which was released at the June press conference announcing her hire in Raleigh, assures her of at least $457,500 each year.