A wage-statistical database launched Thursday by The Empire Center for Public Policy shows that 13 out of New York’s 50 highest-paid educators outside of New York City work in Westchester and lower Hudson Valley school districts.
Ranking sixth in the state and topping the regional list, Harrison School District’s Superintendent Louis Wool earns $323,604 annually, excluding benefits, according to the database.
The information, gathered by The Empire Center—an independent think tank based in Albany, NY that encourages lower-taxing policies—is based on figures reported to the New York State Teachers Retirement System and to the New York State and Local Retirement System and does not reflect pensions, healthcare contributions or any other benefits.
Seeming a part of a trend, Wool is among a large number of school administrators outside New York City that make more than $100,000 – a number that has increased by 48 percent over the past five years, according to the database.
The five highest-paid administrators that precede Wool in the rankings all work in school districts on Long Island – the highest-paid administrator being Commack Union Free Schools’ James Feltman, who earns an annual $657,970, according to The Empire Center.
Other administrators from Westchester to rank among the top 50 were:
14. Peter Mustich, Rye Neck, $298,945
19. Amy Goodman, Greenburgh-Graham, $286,258
29. Ralph Napolitano, Yorktown, $274,039
32. Robert Shaps, Mamaroneck, $271,691
33. Jeffrey Korostoff, New Rochelle, $270,623
48. David Quattrone, Bronxville, $261,883