Saturday, March 8, 2008

Superintendent Salaries

As we dive into the supt search, I found this table of salaries useful. The average supt salary in NYS is a little over $150K. I've heard taxpayers get irate because they imagine we're paying our supts over a quarter of a million. As this chart tells you, that's just not true. On Long Island and parts of Westchester, yes. But not in Central New York.

Here are some statistics that are adding to the difficulty of hiring superintendents:
60% of superintendents in NYS are expected to retire within the next few years. That trend is already affecting Central NY. That means a lot of searches are happening at the same time as ours.

Although superintendents in previous generations began work in their 30s, today more are in their late 40s to late 50s before they start their superintendencies. That means that they expect higher pay and intend to put in fewer years.

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