Berkely County Schools Superintendent is W. Va.'s Highest Paid

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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.

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