Connecticut School Superintendents Get High Pay and Perks

Some school leaders make more than $200,000 annually and get monthly allotments to interact with their communities. Read on to see what the Region 14 and Region 15 superintendent salaries.


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.

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.


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While the average annual pay for a school superintendent in Connecticut is $166,000, many school leaders make more than that, the report states. In West Hartford, for instance, Superintendent Karen List makes $230,000 annually with a tax-sheltered annuity included. That makes her the 14th highest paid superintendent in Connecticut.

In Region 14, Superintendent Jody Goeler earns $169,000 annually, the report stated.

In Region 15, School Superintendent Frank Sippy earns $208,850 annually, according to the report.

Sean M January 02, 2013 at 05:48 PM
Government education is not about education. It is about redistributing an enormous amount of money to teachers union bosses (in forced union dues) and government bureaucrat jobs. If it were about the kids, parents could take the money and go where they see fit.
Sean M January 02, 2013 at 05:50 PM
You can see clear evidence of this where Right to Work is implemented, recently in WI and MI. All Right to Work does is make it law that no one HAS to join a union to work. The people who lose there are the union bosses who make an enormous amount of money off of forced dues. When dues are not mandatory, somewhere around 70% of people leave the union. Union workers who oppose Right to Work must not understand what it is. Having it is absolutely in their best interest.
joe_m January 02, 2013 at 11:40 PM
School vouchers, pro-choice. Amazing how politician always talk about choice but never let us peons have any real choice.
Sean M January 04, 2013 at 02:57 AM
Even the NAACP supported a voucher type bill a few years ago. In CT getting vouchers passed will be impossible with the stranglehold the union bosses have on the Democrat majority.


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