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Monday, March 14, 2005

Big Mac makes Big Stacks

The Herald & Review on Sunday gave us a gem of an article on governmental salaries, included in that piece was this nugget:
McPherson’s salary of $136,047 is possibly on the low side for what a superintendent of a large unit school district would earn, said Linda Dawson, editor of the Illinois School Board Journal. A salary study published in the journal recently found the mean salary for unit school districts to be $110,493 in for the 2004-2005 school year.

Just as a follow up that number is a little low, because well it is a little low. It appears that the School District provided the Herald and Review with base salary only numbers, and did not include things such as McPherson's car allowance, cell phone allowance etc. If you add all of those numbers in you get an even more eyebrow raising number of $175,976. Not bad for a guy who was making only $91891 Siz years ago.