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5 Outrageous Superintendent Salaries

Steve Berman | Monster

1. Carole Hankin
District: Syosset Central Schools, NY
2009-10 Pay: $485,246

One of the areas where superintendent salaries have come under the most scrutiny is New York, specifically the Long Island area. Long Island has nine of the top 10 highest paid superintendents in the state. Facing a state budget crisis, superintendents’ salaries have drawn the attention of NY governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

One superintendent Cuomo mentioned specifically was Carole Hankin. Compared to Cuomo’s salary of $179,000, it’s hardly surprising that superintendents throughout the state have been put on notice. Not only are budget cuts looming, but the man with supposedly the most powerful job in the state is making less than half as much as the superintendents he employs.

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