West Virginia school superintendents have seen their paychecks increase over the past three years while teacher salaries have remained stagnant.
The base salary of a superintendent will total approximately $102,400 by the end of the fiscal year, a 9 percent increase from one year ago, the Charleston Gazette reported.
Manny Arvon, Berkeley County Schools superintendent, was the highest paid school chief in the state this year with a salary topping $154,000. Arvon oversees more than 17,000 students in 29 schools in the Eastern Panhandle.
A West Virginia teacher made a base salary of about $43,500 last year. The state ranks 48th in the nation for teacher salaries, according to the Department of Education.