This article in Big Money was pretty eye opening, especially the discussion of the economics of the testing industry.
Turns out that in 2006, the College Board had a surplus of 55 million dollars. With that much money, perhaps it shouldn't be surprising that
Caperton made $673,757 in 2006... [or that] The College Board has 10 senior vice presidents and 28 vice presidents; senior staff members make an average of $239,374 in compensation. These numbers are presumed to have gone higher since 2006.HT: Freakonomics