employ 88 people who earn the same as the First Minister's £140,000 salary or more.
Just two principals across the 18 institutions earn less than the leader of the Scottish Government, according to figures from the National Union of Students (NUS).
University of Edinburgh employs 52 people on or above £140,000 a year, with other top salaries at the universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Strathclyde.
Aberdeen principal Sir Ian Diamond earns the most, £303,000, according to the figures.
Robin Parker, president of NUS Scotland, said: "It's unjustifiable for university principals and other senior staff to routinely be paid such large sums. Read more...