State superintendent salary now averages $165K
TRI-COUNTY AREA—According to the New York State Education Department, the average salary of a school superintendent is $165,577 for the 2010-11 school year.
The information is from the state’s Web site (http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/mgtserv/), as of May 14, 2010. For benefits, the average number was $36,767. Locally, the superintendent’s salaries from five area schools are all somewhat below the state average.
The annual superintendent’s salary for Penn Yan is $139,441, plus $27,687 designated for benefits. The salary is up from the 2009-10 school year. According to the state, the salary then was $134,077, while benefits were $28,674.
In Dundee, the salary is $125,000, plus $29,795 for benefits. Last year, Dundee’s salary was $150,000, with $34,563 for benefits. Dundee had a change in superintendents between the two years.
The Hammondsport superintendent’s salary is $113,300, and $13,288 for benefits. This is up from a salary of $110,000, and down from $17,080 for benefits.
At Watkins Glen, the annual superintendent’s salary is $129,792, plus $25,039 allocated for benefits. This is up from the 2009-10 school year. According to the state, the salary then was $124,800, with $20,720 for benefits.
The Odessa-Montour’s superintendent’s salary is $131,449, with $34,911 for benefits. O-M also lists $6,500 set aside for other expenses. According to the State Education Department, “other” covers compensation like, employer expenses, travel reimbursements, housing allowance, or organization membership fees. The salary last year was $126,393. Benefits were $32,970 and there was $5,000 for other expenses.
The state is required by law to gather salary information for school administrators and make it available to the public. The information was due to the state no later than May 5.