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Highest-paid teacher in Manhattan SD 114 raked in $87,815 in the 2013-2014 school year


By Local Labs News Service | Oct 20, 2016


The top 20 highest-paid teachers in Manhattan SD 114 each earned more than $62,000 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, Carol L. Decaprio, a teacher at Manhattan Jr High School at 25440 S. Gougar Road, received $87,815, the highest full adjusted pay among all teachers in the district.

Included in that amount was $14,267 in taxpayer-funded benefits.

Overall, the total amount Manhattan SD 114 spent on its 20 highest-paid teachers in 2014 was $1,427,967.

Manhattan SD 114 had 81 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.

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