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How Much Do School Administrators Make?

Local administrator salaries are mostly in line with other Milwaukee County districts. Use our interactive database to see which school administrators are the highest and lowest paid throughout the state of Wisconsin.

School adminstrator salaries in the Oak Creek-Franklin School District are largely in line with nearby communities, according to data compiled by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Superintendent Sara Burmeister made $153,497 last year, the seventh-highest amount out of 19 Milwaukee County superintendents, according to the DPI.

The numbers are from salary information released on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's website. The data is from the 2011-12 school year.

School districts across the state saw a larger than usual cut in staffing in the 2011-12 school year than in year's past, according to a press release from the DPI, with 2,312 positions eliminated. Sixty percent of those were teacher jobs.

"The 2011-13 state budget made historically high cuts to education funding," the press release said. "General school aids were cut by $749 million and the per pupil revenue limit was reduced by $1.6 billion from prior law. These large reductions accelerated the budget and staffing cuts many districts have been making over the years."

The Oak Creek-Franklin School District budget passed with a levy increase of less than 1 percent and all programs intact.

This database will allow you to search administrative salaries only in the 424 districts statewide.

FHS parent December 22, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Maybe consider how large the high school is...and the discipline issues that might need the assist. principals. Staffing is no different than in neighboring communities in comparison to school size. Try volunteering in one of the schools for a day to see how hard the teachers/staff work...
FHS parent December 22, 2012 at 07:31 PM
And do we get the most bang for our buck when we go see a doctor? We are placing our children into the hands of highly educated professionals and asking them to care for them, and educate them...to have our child's best interests at heart...and most all teachers do! They should be compensated for the long hours, the educational background...and the planning, teaching of summer school, and classes they take during the summer to come back in the fall with new strategies and ways to teach.
FHS parent December 22, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Ditto!
FHS parent December 22, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Seems like there is a lot of positive happening and changing that "outlook" starts at home. Negative comments made by parents which are overheard by children become counterproductive...the district isn't there to serve you...but to be a partnership in educating our children. It is easy to criticize when you aren't the one "crunching the numbers" and working w/in the guidelines of state and federal regulations.
Mike in OC December 23, 2012 at 05:44 AM
@FHS parent.... are you really a parent or a school system employee in disguise? I've tried many times to contact my children's teachers only to get negative responses only leaving me wishing i had left them in private schools. I laugh when you say negative comments are counter producitve... because most of the teachers do not want the partnership you talk about..... they are the ones who are mostly negative...

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