Highest-paid teacher in North Mac CUSD 34 raked in $93,980.28 in the 2013-2014 school year
The top 20 highest-paid teachers in North Mac CUSD 34 each earned more than $68,000 in total compensation in 2014, according to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
The amount reflects teachers' full adjusted pay - a calculation which includes benefits and all pension contributions by taxpayers for each teacher, and reflects a full year of work instead of the nine months teachers actually worked.
Records show that in 2014, Sally A. Anderson, a reading teacher at North Mac Elementary at 525 N. Third St., received $93,980.28, the highest full adjusted pay among all teachers in the district.
Included in that amount was $36,521.58 in taxpayer-funded benefits, $29,732.24 in retirement benefits, and $6,789.34 in other benefits.
Overall, the total amount North Mac CUSD 34 spent on its 20 highest-paid teachers in 2014 was $1,528,103.26.
North Mac CUSD 34 had 99 teachers in 2014.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 Census American Community Survey, the median household income for Illinois was $57,444 in 2014.
ISBE is responsible for administering public education in Illinois and consists of nine board members appointed by the governor and approved by the Senate.
*Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly noted the teacher benefits data was from fiscal year 2015 when it was actually from fiscal year 2014. We have updated the story accordingly.