It was just a week ago that we posted a list of the budgeted salaries for all school superintendents across the state. Now we’re adding a companion database that contains all Western New York school district employees who earned $100,000 or more in 2008.

This information comes from SeeThrough New York, an excellent Web site run by the Empire Center for Public Policy. It shows that 435 administrators and teachers at Western New York’s 98 public school districts received total compensation of at least $100,000.

It comes as no surprise that Buffalo, which is easily the largest school district in the region, also has the largest number of six-figure salaries — 51.

Nine other districts have at least 10 administrators and teachers receiving at least $100,000 in compensation: Williamsville (29), Niagara Falls (26), Kenmore-Tonawanda (25), Clarence (15), Sweet Home (14), Evans-Brant (13), Hamburg (13), West Seneca (11), and Orchard Park (10).

Below is a sortable database that contains all 435 Western New York school district employees who earned $100,000 or more in 2008, based on SeeThrough New York’s records. You can sort by district, or you can simply hit the Search button to view the entire list.

A couple of points worth noting: Officials are not listed with job titles, and a few of these administrators have shifted from one district to another since 2008, or have retired. Note, as well, that 10 districts did not have anyone above $100,000: Belfast, Clymer, Cuba-Rushford, Hinsdale, Portville, Ripley, West Valley, Westfield, Whitesville and Wyoming.

If you’re interested, you might also want to check our recent report on the salary scales for Western New York’s classroom teachers, which includes Business First’s exclusive rankings of teacher pay at the district level.

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