Miller's salary will be $115,000
New Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Executive Director Jamie Miller will make $115,000 annually, he confirmed Friday.
Miller was appointed to head the DMR earlier this month, and this week his salary was set.
The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources had approved an ad for the position, which listed the annual salary range of $83,427 to $108,455. Miller said his salary was more than the maximum listed in the ad because there's been a review of salaries from the state and the new figure brings his pay more in line with other agency directors.
Previous DMR Director Bill Walker, who was fired in January, was being paid about $124,000 annually.
-- Michael Newsom