Let me be clear. As an assistant professor, I earn about $20,000 less than the "average" salary for people in the UW-System. Please don't make me teach you the difference between "median" and "mean." Just remember that high-level administrators contribute to that average. I could be making almost twice as much money as I am now if I had gone into a private-sector, industry job. But I didn't - because education, and access to it for all, is very important.
You primitive screwheads in the legislature don't seem to understand this. You keep yammering about some mythical cushy public sector job. I have yet to see one. You're eating our seed corn. Thanks a lot.