Brian Leiter links to a series of 2005 San Francisco Chronicle articles on faculty and administrator compensation in the University of California system (more here and here). Leiter suggests that salaries for UC law profs are actually somewhat lower than one might expect, given the prevailing salaries at other top public law schools, such as Texas and Virginia. He concludes, "I... imagine the publication of this data will be sending a lot of folks to the Dean's office!"
Maybe so-- and if so, more power to them, since there's no reason UC law faculty should not want to be paid as much as peers in Austin or Charlottesville-- particularly given the much higher costs of living they face in LA and the Bay Area. But I'm afraid the articles will send some people running to the California State legislature, shouting that professors get paid too much.