The statewide distribution graphs, below, show the count of divisions paying each salary, in $1,000 increments. The Richmond average salary is marked in yellow on each graph; the state average is blue.
For elementary principals, Richmond’s $90,531 average was 0.40 standard deviation above the division average of $84,581.
(To read the graph, look across the bottom for average salary, rounded to the nearest $1,000 and up and down for number of schools. Thus, one school paid $44,000. Six schools, one of which was Richmond, paid $91,000. Four schools paid the state average, $85,000.)
For secondary principals, Richmond’s $91,266 average was 0.10 standard deviation below the division average of $93,129.
For Elementary Assistant Principals, Richmond’s $69,786 average was 0.17 standard deviation above the division average of 67,813.
For secondary Assistant Principals, Richmond’s $71,342 average was 0.20 standard deviation below the division average of 73,734.
For elementary teachers, Richmond’s $49,100 average was 0.19 standard deviation above the division average of $47,816.
For secondary teachers, Richmond’s $51,201 average was 0.08 standard deviation above the division average of $50,563.
Looks like we’re underpaying the leaders in our secondary schools.
Some details from the VDOE spreadsheet:
The average annual salaries for elementary and secondary teachers include supplemental salaries and wages (expenditure object 1620) as reported on the Annual School Report.
Teaching positions include classroom teachers, guidance counselors, librarians and technology instructors.
Jointly-operated school divisions (Fairfax City and Fairfax County; Emporia and Greensville County; and Williamsburg and James City County) report positions and average salaries on the annual school report of the fiscal agent division only. Fairfax County, Greensville County and Williamsburg are the fiscal agent divisions.
And a further note: The “division averages” reported above are the averages of the division averages in the VDOE spreadsheet. VDOE reports the statewide averages; those generally are larger than the division averages, doubtless propelled by the large and very expensive NoVa divisions.