Besides their hefty six-figure salaries, Connecticut school superintendents also command enviable perks and bonuses, according to a report in the New Haven Register.
Along with its sister news organizations, including the Middletown Press and the Litchfield County Times, the Register found that the average pay for school superintendents in Connecticut is $166,000 and that they can significantly boost that pay with other negotiated perks and benefits, including compensation for unused sick time, meal allowances, travel pay and bonuses.
Stamford's School Superintendent, Winifred Hamilton, earns $259,300, which puts her well above the state average pay for a school leader. At that level of pay it costs Stamford $17.45 per student for the superintendent's salary.
The Register included in its story a database of its review of the pay of 148 superintendents, along with links to their contracts.
Some school superintendents earn more than $200,000 annually and get tens of thousands more each year in perks, the newspapers found. Many also get generous benefit packages that include up to a month of vacation time and several weeks of sick time that can be accrued and then paid out if unused.