A pay raise from 2008 to 2009 pushed Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe's salary to just under $1 million, according to tax records acquired by the Associated Press.
Beebe was paid $661,000 in 2008, but received a raise to $997,000 for 2009.
Big 12 spokesman Bob Burda told the Associated Press that the raise was given by the conference's board of directors to put him on par with the rest of the BCS automatic qualifying leagues.
Here's what college football's other major conference commissioners made in 2009:
Jim Delany, Big Ten: $1.6 million
John Swofford, ACC, $1.1 million
Mike Slive, SEC, $1 million
Dan Beebe, Big 12, $997,000
The other two major conference commissioners were hired after the first half of 2009, but here's what they were paid for six months of compensation:
Larry Scott, Pac-10/12, $735,000
John Marinatto, Big East, $366,000
According to the outlet, "Those figures include base salary and benefits such as health insurance, as well as other forms of pay such as retirement and deferred compensation."
College football's other five leagues that don't receive automatic BCS bids all paid their commissioners less than $600,000.