Besides their 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.
In Waterford, Superintendent Jerome Belair earns $206,360 annually under a three-year contract approved in 2012. The contract also includes 30 vacation days a year, 10 of which he can sell back to the Board of Education at his per diem salary at the end of the year if they are unused and the board approves, 18 sick days per year and six personal days per year, according to the report.
According to the report, that is the highest salary for a superintendent in eastern Connecticut. In comparison, New London Superintendent Nicholas Fisher makes $156,470 annually, Montville Superintendent Pamela Aubin makes $177,360 annually and East Lyme Superintendent James Lombardo makes $197,964 annually.