Want to Make $300,000 a Year? Become a Superintendent in Sacramento County

In the last few years, Superintendents in Sacramento County have seen their salaries continue to grow substantially.

According to data compiled by the Sacramento Bee, salaries for superintenfntes with large school districts range from 240,000 to more than 330,000.

Superintendent Sarah Koligian of Folsom Cordova Unified is the recipient of the $240,000 annually salary. The district enrolls 20,353 students, according to latest figures. Meanwhile, Superintendent Chris Evans of Natomas Unified is raking in $293,604 while serving a student body of 14,895.

When Evans was hired in 2012, his salary was $176,000, but has since risen by $117,604, or 67 percent.

In addition to the hefty salaries, the benefits packages are quite robust. Evans receives a $1,500 yearly technology stipend, a $500 monthly car allowance, and $12,000 a year toward an annuity. And let’s not forget the 6 percent bonus he received last year which adds an additional $17,580 to his annual pay.

The Superintendent at Twin Rivers Unified, Steve Martinez, received $308,112 in pay to oversee 32, 538 students. On top of his salary he received life insurance, reimbursed expenses, $15,000 annually toward a retirement account, and a $10,000 annual travel stipend rolled into his salary in 2015.

Read more about the breakdown of salaries for Sacramento County education leaders at The Sacramento Bee.


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