The highest-paid public official in many states is—not a big surprise—the college football or basketball coach. But not in Wisconsin. There, the top spot last year went to David Villa, the chief investment officer for the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, who earned $834,000 in total compensation, including a $421,000 bonus, according to Wisconsin’s Dept of Administration. Villa’s pay far exceeded that of Gov. Scott Walker, who earned $143,872.