The salaries of every educator in Wyoming are now available online.
Adam Andrzejewski, founder of OpenTheBooks.com, announced the news on Friday.
Andrzejewski said the process to get the salaries posted was a three-year effort which included the efforts of Wyoming State Senator Tom James who filed a public records request last year.
There are more than 16,000 full-time employees in Wyoming and the costs – including benefits – are estimated to total more than $1 billion.
Who is getting paid what in your district? The Open the Books website has a search tool that will allow users five free trials before requiring users to register.
Some highlights from the report:
“Highest paying districts: The districts paying the most six-figure compensation packages include Laramie #1 (60), Natrona #1 (44), Campbell #1 based in Gillette (37), Teton #1 (21), and Sweetwater #2 based in Green River (13). In Fremont #25, although their superintendent earns a generous salary, only seven other employees made six-figures.”
“Top paid: Terry Snyder, Superintendent of Fremont #25 (Riverton), ranked as the highest paid educator after his disclosed compensation increased last year from $157,218 to $216,304. Rounding out the top five most highly paid: Steven Hopkins, Superintendent of Natrona #1 in Casper ($208,291); Craig Dougherty, Superintendent of Sheridan #2 ($207,600); Gillian Chapman, Superintendent of Teton #1 in Jackson ($203,898); and Boyd Brown, Superintendent of Laramie #1 in Cheyenne ($196,000).”