President of Sandia labs earns $1.3 million

April 25, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The president of Sandia National Laboratories earned $1.3 million in total compensation this year.

The Albuquerque Journal reports ( ) that one quarter of [auth] the salary for Paul Hommert, president of the labs, comes from base pay, with the rest coming in the form of performance bonuses and the accrued value of a pension benefit that will be paid on retirement.

Hommert’s salary compares to a $1.1 million salary for Charles McMillan, director of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The lab directors’ salaries became an issue last week when Nuclear Watch New Mexico, a Santa Fe group, criticized the high pay, but at the time the current Sandia lab director’s salary was not a matter of public record.

Sandia revealed Hommert’s salary Monday in response to an inquiry from the Journal.

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