Baltimore City Schools CEO Sonja Santelises oversees 82,000 students and a $1.3 billion budget. It may not surprise you, that at $317,000, she was the District’s highest paid employee last year. But what Project Baltimore found in a 2017 City Schools employee salary database may surprise you.
“I would encourage you to ask parents what they think the worth is of a great teacher or a school leader,” says Jeremy Grant-Skinner, Chief Human Capital Officer for Baltimore City Schools.
The database, obtained through a public records request, includes all 9,400 full-time school employees. When we sorted through the data, a few things jumped out at us. In a city where the average household earns $44,000 a year, we found 767 employees who made at least $100,000 last year.