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Superintendent compensation

In 2006-07 the average total compensation package for superintendents in eastern Massachusetts is $147,500. Here is a breakdown of the compensation for each superintendent. Click on the arrows to sort by category. Source: School districts, superintendent contracts, and state Department of Education.
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Boston* 57,349 Michael Contompasis New $283,500 $270,000 $13,500 reimbursement for contribution to Boston Retirement System 29%
Brockton ² 16,035 Basan Nembirkow 2 $179,200 $151,200 $7,200 $4,800 $16,000 12%
Lowell 14,096 Karla Brooks Baehr 6 $152,345 $148,745 $3,600 20%
Lynn 13,955 Nicholas P. Kostan 4 $165,613 $142,839 $10,526 $9,941 longevity; $2,303 for master’s degree plus 45 credits 7%
Lawrence 12,273 Wilfredo T. Laboy 6 $209,366 $189,397 $1,705 Use of Chevrolet Blazer and related costs: $6,264 $12,000 21%
Newton 11,567 Jeffrey M. Young 8 $229,460 $197,832 Car: $5,280 $13,848 retirement contributions $12,500 miscellaneous benefits 8%
Quincy 8,921 Richard DeCristofaro 5 $158,600 $155,000 $3,600 14%
Plymouth 8,451 Barry Haskell 2 $135,500 $135,500 13%
Framingham 8,121 Christopher Martes 3 $192,617 $176,109 $8,000 $8,508 11%
Haverhill 7,590 Raleigh C. Buchanan New $137,000 $130,000 $2,000 $5,000 5%
Methuen 7,441 Jeanne C. Whitten New $146,600 $144,800 $1,800 19%
Weymouth 6,843 Joseph Rull 2 $154,933 $144,933 $3,000 $7,000 12%
Peabody 6,548 C. Milton Burnett New $144,200 $140,000 $4,200 4%
Billerica 6,406 Anthony Serio New $160,500 $150,000 $1,500 $9,000 25%
Malden 6,287 Joan A. Connolly 7 $169,579 $157,270 $3,309 $1,500 $7,500 24%
Lexington 6,253 Paul B. Ash 2 $194,250 $180,250 $7,000 $7,000 24%
Franklin 6,136 Wayne R. Ogden New $154,200 $150,000 $4,200 16%
Andover 6,017 Claudia L. Bach 8 $166,419 $142,225 $3,849 $5,000 $12,500 $2,845 longevity 24%
Brookline 6,011 William H. Lupini 3 $179,726 $163,440 $5,000 towards life insurance Car for business use: $6,286 $5,000 8%
Shrewsbury 5,873 Anthony J. Bent 13 $152,932 $147,932 $2,000 $3,000 13%
Revere 5,839 Paul Dakin 5 $186,137 $169,950 $16,187 46%
Cambridge 5,803 Thomas Fowler-Finn 4 $203,498 $185,500 Unrestricted use of a city-leased car: $5,673; insurance: $1,888 $10,000 $437 one-time adjustable payment 6%
Bridgewater-
Raynham Regional
5,749 Robert McIntyre 2 $140,300 $137,900 $2,400 8%
Chelmsford 5,693 Richard H. Moser 16 $157,045 $148,651 $8,394 15%
Chelsea 5,495 Thomas Kingston 2 $129,800 $125,000 $4,800 8%
Acton/Acton-
Boxborough
5,343 William L. Ryan 7 $162,170 $162,170 8%
Braintree 5,273 Peter Kurzberg 15 $157,299 $149,900 $2,999 $2,400 $2,000 longevity 20%
Everett 5,262 Frederick F. Foresteire 17 $149,705 $131,742 $2,000 $11,700 for master’s degree, plus 60 credits; $4,200 longevity 12%
Westford 5,216 Everett V. Olsen Jr. New $155,500 $145,000 $3,000 $7,500 18%
Somerville 5,136 Anthony Pierantozzi 2 $161,200 $160,000 $1,200 19%
Needham 4,911 Daniel Gutekanst New $143,000 $138,000 $5,000 -3%
Mansfield 4,896 John Moretti 9 $151,000 $151,000 11%
Northboro/
Southboro
4,872 Rosemary Joseph New $192,300 $172,500 $4,800 $15,000 16%
Tewksbury 4,838 Christine L. McGrath 15 $155,000 $136,000 $2,500 $10,500 $6,000 longevity 14%
Marshfield 4,755 Middleton McGoodwin 1 $136,578 $136,578 9%
Waltham ³ 4,731 Susan I. Parrella 7.5 $137,153 $137,153 7%
Medford 4,727 Roy E. Belson 12 $140,000 $136,900 $1,200 $1,900 longevity 13%
North Andover 4,671 Daniel O’Connor Interim $137,750 $125,000 $12,750 -8%
Woburn 4,667 Carl Batchelder 12.5 $149,829 $144,329 $3,000 $2,500 12%
Marlborough 4,662 Barbara McGann, started Oct. 8, 2006 New $154,655 $147,290 $7,365, longevity 17%
Salem 4,638 Lawrence L. Callahan 2 $125,000 $125,000 -15%
Natick 4,620 James J. Connolly 4.5 $159,000 $159,000 18%
North Middlesex 4,560 Maureen M. Marshall New $166,800 $157,000 $1,800 $8,000 16%
Wellesley 4,559 Matthew King 10 $218,557 $185,360 $11,255 $5,000 $16,942 18%
Whitman-
Hanson
4,546 John McEwan 5 $157,180 $148,480 $1,500 $4,800 $2,400 15%
Arlington 4,522 Nathan Levenson 2 $155,356 $150,356 $5,000 3%
Beverly 4,459 James J. Hayes Jr. 2 $138,700 $138,700 8%
Reading 4,282 Patrick J. Schettini Jr. 3 $153,473 $148,983 $3,000 $1,490 11%
Dracut 4,211 Elaine A. Espindle 8 $157,407 $135,407 $2,000 $20,000 13%
Milford 4,192 Thomas J. Davoren 2 $138,000 $138,000 17%
Stoughton 3,980 Claire McCarthy 2 $137,500 $134,200 $1,800 $1,500 11%
Easton ² 3,950 William Simmons 13 $124,890 $121,890 $3,000 17%
Walpole 3,917 Kathleen Smith 4 $139,691 $130,691 $3,000 $6,000 13%
Silver Lake Regional 3,888 Dana Parker 1 $146,100 $142,500 $3,600 2%
Wilmington 3,828 William H. McAlduff Jr. 3 $141,121 $139,121 $2,000 13%
Hingham 3,820 Dorothy Galo 5 $138,642 $135,642 $1,200 $1,800 stipend 10%
Gloucester 3,803 Christopher Farmer 3 $147,200 $140,000 $2,000 $1,200 $4,000 professional development 10%
Winchester 3,802 V. James Marini 4 $170,420 $148,320 $3,500 $3,600 $15,000 18%
Milton 3,752 Magdalene Giffune 2 $168,270 $148,270 $20,000 22%
Middleborough 3,697 Robert Sullivan 2 $130,900 $117,500 $2,400 $6,000 $5,000 10%
Belmont 3,691 Peter B. Holland 19 $176,400 $156,000 $20,000 15%
Randolph 3,651 Richard Silverman 1 $150,000 $145,000 $5,000 -1%
Norwood 3,597 Edward Quigley 5 $144,500 $137,500 $6,000 $1,000 miscellaneous 23%
Danvers 3,592 Lisa A. Dana 3 $131,756 $125,481 $6,275 retirement allowance 8%
Burlington** 3,551 James L. Picone 3 $153,164 $142,064 $5,000 $6,100 13%
Melrose 3,537 Joseph Casey New $137,500 $137,000 $500 professional development 11%
Sharon****** 3,498 Claire Jackson 5 $36,266 $36,266 N/A
Westborough 3,490 Anne L. Towle 1 $143,000 143,000 1%
Wakefield 3,473 Maynard M. Suffredini Jr. 3 $147,500 $135,000 $1,500 $11,000 13%
Pentucket 3,457 Paul A. Livingston New $158,000 $150,000 $3,000 $5,000 23%
Hopkinton 3,432 John E. Phelan, Jr. 6 $168,785 $156,785 $1,500 $10,500 17%
Triton 3,416 Sandra J. Halloran 2 $134,400 $125,000 $1,200 $4,200 $4,000 -12%
Wareham 3,399 James Collins 2 $143,790 $143,790 4%
Duxbury 3,339 Eileen Williams 13 $145,000 $140,000 $5,000 11%
Pembroke 3,317 Patricia Randall 4 $140,992 $133,192 $1,800 $6,000**** 14%
Scituate ² 3,251 Mark Mason 4 $139,120 $120,120 $6,000 $5,000 $8,000 longevity 13%
Sudbury (K-8) 3,246 John R. Brackett 3 $162,966 $142,966 $20,000 9%
Nashoba 3,226 Michael L. Wood 3 $148,963 $139,963 $6,000 $3,000 19%
Freetown-
Lakeville
3,201 Stephen Furtado 1 $159,242 $144,942 $5,300 $7,000 $2,000 longevity 12%
Saugus 3,188 Keith R. Manville 8 $115,339 $113,899 $1,500 7%
Concord/
Concord-Carlisle
3,173 Brenda Finn 4 $180,416 $160,414 $20,000 18%
Norton 3,151 Patricia Ansay 1 $129,660 $125,660 $4,000 12%
Marblehead 3,115 Philip Devaux Interim $155,400 $150,000 $5,400 8%
Canton 3,101 Irene Kaplan 5 $161,255 $149,607 $3,648 $8,000 13%
Medfield 3,063 Robert C. Maguire 7 $171,000 $158,600 $2,400 $10,000 23%
Foxborough ******* 3,000 Kathleen Tyrell 8 $144,733 $139,933 $4,800 9%
Holliston 2,971 Bradford L. Jackson 2 $151,875 $145,875 $6,000 15%
Groton-
Dunstable
2,966 Alan Genovese 2 $136,800 $135,000 $1,800 -4%
Stoneham 2,952 Joseph J. Connelly 9 $145,557 $128,557 $4,500 $10,000 $2,500 longevity 5%
Westwood 2,950 John Antonucci 1 $151,625 $141,625 $10,000 3%
Wayland 2,925 Gary A. Burton 13 $169,443 $161,755 $3,550 Car: $4,138 11%
Dedham 2,897 June Doe New $137,500 $132,500 $5,000 -3%
Medway 2,879 Richard P. Grandmont 2 $148,500 $140,000 $8,500 15%
Hudson 2,820 Sheldon H. Berman 13 $182,000 $174,000 Car: $5,000 $3,000 12%
Mendon-Upton 2,809 Antonio J. Fernandes, Jr. New $152,900 $144,000 $400 $8,500 23%
Hanover 2,791 Kristine Nash New $122,400 $122,400 3%
North Reading 2,780 David S. Troughton 12 $145,750 $141,750 $2,000 $2,000 21%
Old Rochester Regional 2,692 William Cooper 4 $145,209 $137,059 $2,600 $5,550 16%
Ashland 2,651 Richard J. Hoffmann 6 $149,722 $141,122 $3,600 $5,000 11%
Rockland 2,649 James Kerrigan 2 $125,692 $117,842 $7,850 serving as negotiator for School Committee 10%
Bellingham 2,599 Theodore C. Mattocks 4 $140,000 $140,000 18%
Tri-Town School Union 2,558 Bernard F. Creeden 6 $120,765 $120,765 9%
East Bridgewater 2,521 Margaret Strojny 5 $142,591 $124,591 $1,500 $9,000 $7,500 longevity 15%
Amesbury 2,503 Charles L. Chaurette 2 $135,252 $122,000 $5,000 $3,000 $5,252 4%
Watertown ³ 2,447 Steven A. Hiersche 1 $150,500 $145,000 $3,000 $2,500 NA
Swampscott 2,395 Matthew H. Malone 2 $147,700 $144,200 $500 $3,000 24%
Newburyport 2,371 Kevin Lyons New $143,121 $138,000 $1,121 $4,000 16%
Abington 2,369 John Aherne 14 $150,691 $133,768 $3,523 $5,400 $8,000 14%
Weston 2,355 Alan Oliff 8 $178,159 $159,620 $2,039 $4,000 $11,500 $1,000 discretionary expenses 22%
Bedford 2,282 Maureen L. LaCroix 5 $161,700 $150,000 $1,700 $10,000 17%
Tyngsborough 2,247 David J. Hawkins 19 $138,510 $133,208 $1,702 $3,600 11%
Norwell 2,221 Donald Beaudette 13 $166,145 $142,331 $3,000 $12,814 $8,000 longevity 17%
Lynnfield 2,202 Richard J. Palermo 12 $146,913 $144,213 $2,700 18%
Hamilton-
Wenham
2,177 Marinel McGrath 4 $152,764 $152,055 $708 9%
Masconomet Regional 2,159 Claire Sheff Kohn 2 $165,984 $147,084 $18,900 41%
Dover/Sherborn 2,147 Perry P. Davis 9 $168,586 $158,086 $2,000 $6,000 $2,500 longevity 24%
Ipswich 2,085 Richard L. Korb 8 $145,319 $142,719 $2,600 14%
Winthrop 2,052 Steven F. Jenkins 2 $128,952 $121,762 $7,190 7%
Carver 2,043 Elizabeth Sorrell New $132,600 $130,600 $2,000 9%
King Philip
(7-12) ³
2,008 Richard Robbat 2 $130,000 $125,000 $5,000 23%
Greater Lowell Technical 1,940 James M. Cassin 3 $147,980 $137,980 $10,000 21%
Georgetown 1,723 Larry S. Borin 15 $129,588 $116,888 $2,000 $10,700 15%
Lincoln-Sudbury (9-12) 1,577 John M. Ritchie 10 $176,141 $147,162 $2,036 $26,943 13%
Littleton 1,562 Diane G. Bemis Interim $125,000 $125,000 -6%
Cohasset 1,493 Denise Walsh 3 $133,900 $133,900 -4%
Greater Lawrence Technical 1,485 Judy Ann DeLucia New $137,000 $135,000 $2,000 13%
Holbrook 1,402 Susan Martin 2 $118,899 $116,699 $2,200 10%
Maynard 1,363 Mark Masterson 4 $140,507 $135,431 $5,076 10%
Ayer 1,325 Lore A. Nielsen 2 $123,646 $119,646 $4,000 -1%
Millis 1,325 Peter J. Sanchioni 2 $129,162 $129,162 18%
Manchester-
Essex***
1,308 Patricia C. Foley Interim $140,000 $140,000
Southeastern Voc 1,305 James Hager 8 $149,830 $135,230 $1,000 $10,000 $3,600 expense subsidy 11%
Harvard 1,300 Thomas W. Jefferson 2 $144,250 $133,250 $2,000 $9,000 21%
Wrentham (K-6) 1,271 Jeffrey J. Marsden New $116,200 $116,200 7%
Lincoln (K-8) 1,256 Michael F. Brandmeyer 4 $163,500 $143,500 $1,000 $1,000 $18,000 22%
Hull 1,240 Paula Delaney 2 $135,385 $133,385 $2,000 23%
Shawsheen Valley Tech 1,226 Charles Lyons 19 $168,587 $141,752 $6,000 $18,000 $2,835 longevity 17%
West Bridgewater 1,220 Patricia Oakley New $109,500 $107,000 $2,500 1%
Northeast Metropolitan Voc 1,209 Patricia Cronin 3 $153,415 $134,415 $7,000 $6,000 $6,000 longevity 16%
Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical 1,150 Richard Gross New $141,101 $131,101 $10,000 4%
Whittier Regional Technical 1,145 Karen Sarkisian 17 $173,000 $150,000 $3,500 $6,000 $10,500 $3,000 longevity 16%
Norfolk (K-6) 1,109 Chris Augusta-Scott 2 $146,300 $125,000 $2,400 $2,400 $7,500 $5,000 new contract signing bonus; $4,000 other bonus NA
Berlin/Boylston 1,107 Marcia A. Lukon 3 $118,219 $109,263 $2,400 $6,556 14%
Rockport 1,030 Rosemary DiTullio 3 $124,950 $118,900 $6,050 17%
Blackstone Valley 923 Michael F. Fitzpatrick 12 $186,960 $160,466 $3,200 Car, related costs: $8,294 $15,000 11%
Assabet Valley 916 Eugene F. Carlo 10 $179,200 $134,000 $7,200 $38,000 22%
Plainville
(K-6)*****
863 Michael F. Malone 10 $120,252 $114,808 $2,000 $3,444 11%
Tri-County Voc-Tech 851 Barbara A. Renzoni New $157,000 $137,000 $6,000 $6,000 $8,000 grant administrator salary 13%
Blue Hills Regional 822 Joseph Ciccolo New $109,000 $109,000 -1%
Carlisle (K-8) 808 Marie Doyle 2 $127,915 $124,415 $1,000 $2,500 5%
Avon 760 Margaret Frieswyk 5 $115,136 $111,136 $4,000 8%
Joseph P. Keefe Voc-Tech 717 Peter D. Dewar 3 $141,034 $131,234 $4,800 $5,000 16%
Minuteman Regional Voc-Tech 703 William Callahan 3 $128,700 $122,700 $6,000 -4%
Shirley School District 662 Malcolm P. Reid Interim $105,000 $105,000 7%
South Shore Voc 600 John Kosko 8 $125,000 $125,000 17%
Old Colony Regional 575 David Ferreira 15 $123,995 $120,970 $3,025 longevity 11%
Nashoba Valley Technical 561 Judith L. Klimkiewicz 10 $156,954 $135,854 $3,600 $17,500 21%
Boxborough
(K-6)
560 Curtis A. Bates New $116,000 $116,000 7%
Norfolk County Agricultural 475 Angela Avery 4 $115,699 $115,699 17%
North Shore Voc 457 Amelia P. O’Malley 6 $144,887 $140,084 $600 $4,203 25%
Essex Agricultural 420 Helen M. Hegarty Interim $127,629 $127,629 11%
Nahant (K-6) 201 Denise B. Littlefield New $91,670 $91,670 NA
¹ Insurance benefits include life or disability, but not health or dental.
² Base salary is for 2005-6 school year.
³ 2005-06 data used since current information is not available.
* 13-month contract.
** New superintendent started in January but financial data was unavailable. Dollar figures are based on Picone finishing this school year.
*** Foley shares the salary equally with husband, Tom, who is the district's interim assistant superintendent; the School Committee treats them as co-superintendents.
**** $4,000 of the $6,000 annuity is a retroactive payment for the two previous years.
***** 2005-06 data used since position is being held on an interim basis.
****** Superintendent retired in September and is working part-time until a permanent replacement is hired.
******* Tyrell left Foxborough in September, and data is based on her finishing the year. An interim is filling the slot.