If you click the Teacher Salary icon, a screen comes up that allows you to plug in items about which you’d like to search.
- One easy search is to leave the “Last Name,” “First Name,” and “Building Name” blank.
- Select the School District Name (of your choice).
- Select the year about which you would like information (i.e. 2011).
- An interesting search is to start the “Salary Range” from $70,000 and leave the high-end range blank. This will yield the results for salaried employees in the district earning $70,000 and above. Most search results include administrators and staff as well as salaries for teachers.
- The Buckeye site disclaims that, “All data contained in this (their) database comes from the State of Ohio. Any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies are contained in the original data provided by the State of Ohio.”
It may help to use a separate spreadsheet to plug-in and crunch some of the numbers. Take a look at the data below from 2011. Note: salary numbers do NOT include pension and benefits.
Batavia Local Schools 2011:
22 salaried employees earned above $70,000
$79,947 was the average income of those earning above $70,ooo
$1,758,843 was the total cost of $70,000+/year salary staff
$104,120, $98,954, $97,850 were the top three salaries
$32,404 was the median household income in the district (source)
View more numbers on Batavia Schools – here.
Milford Exempted School District 2011:
143 salaried employees earned above $70,000
$77,789 was the average income of those earning above $70,ooo
$11,201,643 was the total cost of $70,000+/year staff
$110,000. $106,640, $102,375 were the top three salaries
$40,748 was the median household income in the district (source)
View more numbers on Milford School District – here.
West Clermont School District 2011:
206 salaried employees earned above $70,000
$77,868 was the average income of those above $70,ooo
$16,040,979 was the total cost of $70,000+/year staff
$145,907, $133,947, $129,044 were the top three salaries
$34,045 was the median household income in district (source)
View more numbers on West Clermont Schools – here.
Some questions you might ask:
- Given the disparity between those who are paying (private sector) and those who are getting paid (public sector), how does the argument that “there’s just no where left to cut” hold up?
- When, if ever, does the argument “there’s just nothing left to give” become a consideration?
- How does the inflation-in-education argument hold up given the fact the private sector expenses have also increased (i.e. food, fuel, healthcare, etc.). What about the impact of inflation for those on fixed incomes such as senior citizens?
- How do the facts that most public sector pension and benefit packages are far richer than private sector counterparts impact these numbers?
- Though it is apples and oranges to compare a median household income (even after deductions) to an individual salary, in many cases, wouldn’t such a comparison tend give the public sector employee a more favorable view?
Try similar searches based on particular building “types” using the Buckeye Institute’s School Data search tool.
- For Building Name type in “Elementary School”, “Middle School”, or “High School”.
- Select District Name (i.e. West Clermont Local)
- Select Year (i.e. 2009-2010)
- Leave Enrollment blank.