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Salaries for 11 more metro-east school districts are available in BND’s Public Pay Database

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Each year the salaries of public employees such as teachers, police and politicians in southwestern Illinois are collected into a searchable database at BND.com/publicpay. Here is how much in taxes it takes to pay government workers, and how their

Public salary records for 11 school districts in the metro-east from 2017 have been added to the Belleville News-Democrat’s Public Pay Database.

The records reflect salaries of teachers, administrators and staff at Belle Valley 119, Collinsville 10, Edwardsville 7, Freeburg 70, Granite City 9, Harmony-Emge 175, High Mount 175, Marissa 40, Millstadt 160, Waterloo 5 and Wolf Branch 113.

The database can be found online at https://bit.ly/2wIyrlc.

The Collinsville school district had the most employees with 1,104 employees and a $37.7 million in total wages. Collinsville was followed by Granite City with $36.1 million in wages for 848 employees, and Edwardsville with $34.5 million for 970 employees.

The highest earners at the school districts were all superintendents:

  • Granite City School Dist. 9: James Greenwald $185,003.00;

  • Collinsville School Dist. 10: Robert Green, $171,059.43;

  • Waterloo School Dist. 5: Brian Charron, $158,215.00

  • Edwardsville School Dist. 7: Lynda Andre; $155,907.00;

  • Millstadt School Dist. 160: Jonathan Green, $132,828.09;

  • Wolf Branch School Dist. 113: Scott Harres, $125,450.16;

  • Belle Valley School Dist. 119: R. Dane Gale, $124,346.00;
  • Harmony School Dist. 175: Pamela Leonard-Kukorola, $118,884.55;

  • Marissa School Dist. 40: Kevin Cogdill, $117,902.52;

  • High Mount School Dist. 116: Mark Halwachs, $116,466.00;

  • Freeburg School Dist. 70: Tomi Diefenback, $115,748.36.

The median annual salary for teachers at all 11 school districts was $50,865 and the average was $48,966, according to a BND analysis of the data.

Aides, including teacher aides and other types like bus aides, earned a median pay of $10,342 annually at the districts, with an average of $12,648.

The BND’s Public Pay Database goes back to 2011 with information obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests. The salary information does not include insurance or benefits. Some records include detailed information on overtime and other pay, while for some districts that information was not readily available.

Information from the more school districts will be added when the BND receives salary data through open records requests.

The BND has already added 2017 salaries from Belleville 118 and 201, Central 104, O’Fallon 203 and 90, and Shiloh 85.

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