LEWISTON — A new report says an increasing number of leaders at private colleges are earning $1 million or more per year. But those at Maine’s top three private colleges are not among them.

The Sun Journal in Lewiston cites an annual survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education that looks at of 448 private colleges and compares pay, retirement, bonuses, housing allowances and other perks.

At Bates College in Lewiston, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen earned nearly $432,000 in 2008-09, the most recent year for which figures are available. At Bowdoin College in Brunswick, President Barry Mills earned just over $470,000. And at Colby College in Waterville, President William Adams earned just over $695,000.

The report found that 30 presidents earned $1 million or more, up from 23 presidents the previous year. Most of the remaining presidents earned between $200,000 and $600,000.