A quick look at superintendent salaries in Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles school districts shows all three earn more than $200,000 in base salary, and with benefits, the compensation package is even better.
Statistics on the Illinois State Board of Education website were updated recently to include salary numbers from the 2012 school year.
As you can see by the chart below, Batavia School District 101 Superintendent Jack Barshinger leads the league in the Tri-Cities with a $233,620 base salary, plus $7,300 in bonuses, $25,000 in annuities and $62,522.65 in other benefits, according to the ISBE.
Barshinger, of course, is set to retire at the end of the school year. Batavia High School Principal Dr. Lisa Hichens will take the helm as the district’s next superintendent. Hichens earned $139,241 in base salary as principal during the 2011-12 school year. Her principal replacement, current Assistant Principal JoAnne Smith, will earn an annual base salary of $127,000, according to the Feb. 26 Batavia Board Book meeting document.
All three of the superintendents get four to five weeks of paid vacation, and Geneva School District 304 Superintendent Kent Mutchler is eligible for a whopping 35 sick days, earning the "whopping" adjective in comparison to the 12 sick days for Barshinger and 13 for St. Charles School District 303 Superintendent Donald Schlomann.
Schlomann will retire in 2017 and recently signed a four-year contract beginning in 2013-14. The district will pay a 6 percent retirement incentive annuity for each of his final four years with the district.
Tri-Cities School Superintendent Salaries
School Year District Name/RCDT Name Base Salary FTE Vacation Days Sick Days Bonuses Annuities Other Benefits 2012 Batavia USD 101 [31-045-1010-22]
Jack K. Barshinger
$233,620 1.00 20 days 12 days $7,300 $25,000.00 $62,522.65 2012 St Charles CUSD 303 [31-045-3030-26]
Donald D. Schlomann$229,326 1.00 21 days 13 days $0.00 $7,500.00 $52,101.29 2012 Geneva CUSD 304 [31-045-3040-26]
Kent D. Mutchler
$219,031 1.00 25 days 35 days $0.00 $5,000.00 $26,784.00