(KUTV) — Dr. Jill Gildea, the new superintendent of Park City Schools, has the highest salary package of the 41 superintendents in the state.
Gildea, who will make $235,000 a year also gets use of an $870,000 home that is owned by the district, a car, $7,500 in reimbursements and up to $10,000 in reimbursement of moving expenses. Gildea will not have to purchase or rent a home in Park City, which could save her between $3,000 and $5,000 a month.
Gildea will also make significantly more than her predecessor, Ember Conley. Conley made about $170,000 a year during her 4 year tenure.
The next-highest paid superintendent is Granite Schools superintendent, Dr. Martin Bates. He makes about $266,000 a year.
Dr. James Briscoe, the superintendent of Canyons Schools earns about $222,000 dollars a year but also gets a $1,000 a month allowance to use for whatever he wants.
The lowest paid superintendent is Bobby Jones in Wayne County. He makes $91,800 a year.
The average superintendent salary of the 41 districts is about $160,000.
To put it in perspective, Governor Gary Herbert makes $190,000 a year including benefits. Six superintendents in Utah make more than that. To see more superintendent contracts, you can follow this link.
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