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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 (http://bit.ly/Iekfik ) that one quarter of 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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