Today, Transparent California released 2015 public employee compensation data — complete with names, pay, and benefits — for over 800,000 K-12 workers statewide.
Ontario-Montclair schools superintendent James Hammond’s $516,573 compensation package was the highest of any K-12 worker statewide, excluding those who received one-time settlement or separation payouts.
A survey of 460 K-12 superintendents statewide revealed the average superintendent collected $213,511 in total compensation.
The next 4 largest compensation packages received by Inland Empire K-12 educators went to:
- Corona-Norco Unified superintendent Michael Lin: $390,925.
- San Bernardino City Unified superintendent Dale Marsden: $385,415.
- Riverside County Office of Education superintendent Kenneth Young: $345,579.
- Desert Sands Unified superintendent Garrett Rutherford: $326,884.
The below table contains the average compensation package received by full-time district employees, along with the total cost per student for employee compensation:
Average FT compensation
Cost per student
|Murrieta Valley Unified||$84,771||$6,821|
|Moreno Valley Unified||$85,538||$7,415|
|Temecula Valley Unified||$85,764||$6,396|
|Lake Elsinore Unified||$86,898||$7,034|
|Desert Sands Unified||$87,677||$7,692|
|Colton Joint Unified||$87,906||$7,829|
|Chino Valley Unified||$88,690||$6,820|
|Palm Springs Unified||$90,094||$8,127|
|San Bernardino City Unified||$91,091||$8,085|
|Chaffey Joint Union High||$106,866||$8,417|
Transparent California research director Robert Fellner expressed concern over the continued growth in retirement costs.
“As more funds are diverted to servicing California’s rising pension debt, less is available for salaries or other educational resources, which is likely to harm both teacher recruitment and student learning.”
Compensation is defined as total wages plus the employer cost of retirement and health benefits. Full-time workers are defined as those receiving a total regular pay amount of at least $25,000.
To explore the data further, please visit TransparentCalifornia.com
To schedule an interview with Transparent California, please contact Robert Fellner at 559-462-0122 or Robert@TransparentCalifornia.com.
Transparent California is California’s largest and most comprehensive database of public sector compensation and is a project of the Nevada Policy Research Institute, a nonpartisan, free-market think tank. Learn more at TransparentCalifornia.com.