LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -

More Arkansas state employees can boast a six-figure salary these days. The number of state employees who earn at least $100,000 has increased by 162 to 2,466.
 
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that most of the employees work at the state's higher-education institutions, where the number of state employees who are paid at least $100,000 a year increased by 118 to 2,116.
 
At the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the number of state employees paid at least $100,000 increased by 50 to 1,152.

Funding for the 2,466 highest-earning employees comes from a variety of federal, state and private sources, including tuition, patient-care revenue and taxes.
 
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette compiled the figures from more than four dozen repositories of state-employee salary information, and they reflect salaries from earlier in the current fiscal year, which began on July 1.