The number of school district employees outside New York City paid more than $100,000 has jumped from 32,914 in 2008-09 to 48,703 in 2013-14—a 48 percent increase over the last five years.
The data, posted today at SeeThroughNY.net, also show that the highest-paid school employee was Joseph Ogeka, Jr., assistant superintendent of Riverhead Central Schools, who was paid $376,340. The lists of the 50 highest-paid school employees in the state outside New York City, and the 20 highest-paid school employees in each region, are available here.
The newly updated database includes pay information for 367,867 employees, as reported to the New York State Teachers Retirement System (NYSTRS) for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2014, and to the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS) for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2014. Not reflected in the data are the costs of fringe benefits such as healthcare, pension contributions and other employee benefits.
SeeThroughNY is a government transparency project sponsored by the Empire Center for Public Policy. People can use the website to examine state and local government expenditures, including payrolls, pensions, state legislators’ office expenditures and pork barrel “member item” projects. It also includes a benchmarking tool that allows users to compare property taxes for a home based on its location. The site was launched July 31, 2008.
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