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Top 10 Highest Paid Superintendents in Nassau County

Top wages all surpass $350,000.

Seaford Superintendent Brian Conboy and Wantagh Superintendent Maureen Goldberg.
Seaford Superintendent Brian Conboy and Wantagh Superintendent Maureen Goldberg.
Written by Matthew Hogan


Ever wonder how much a superintendent could make in Nassau County?

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) recently made available the pay for most of the superintendents in the state.

The highest 10 wages in Nassau County all eclipse $350,000, with one nearly surpassing $550,000.

In Wantagh, Maureen Goldberg earns $228,000 (salary), $67,843 (benefits) and $4,000 (other), totaling $299,843.

In Seaford, Brian Conboy makes $200,000 (salary), $60,160 (benefits) and $2,000 (other), totalling $262,160. Find out below how their salaries stack up among the highest paid in Nassau.

School districts throughout New York reported their numbers to the NYSED. Although the data is self-reported by each individual school district and is unaudited, it does “not necessarily represent the whole state as there are districts that are not required to report the data. In addition, some districts may not use certain titles.”

The superintendent wages are broken up into three categories and then added together for a grand total. The three categories include “salaries,” “fringe” and “other.”

The NYSED defines the three categories as follows:

  • Salaries: The wages budgeted on an annual basis for the position.
  • Fringe: Fringe benefits are allowances and services provided by employers as compensation in addition to regular salaries and wages. The cost of fringe benefits includes employer contributions for social security, employee life, health, unemployment and worker’s compensation insurance, pension plan costs and other similar benefits allowable under established written policies.
  • Other: The annualized monetary value of any and all forms of compensation not included under Salaries or Fringe for Type 1 or 2 positions. Examples include (but are not limited to) employer expenses for additional insurance and/or annuities, housing allowance, moving allowance, the personal use of a vehicle and/or residence, professional organization membership fees or dues, and other expenses.

Highest Paid Superintendents in Nassau County

  1. Syosset Central School District: $405,244 (salary); $92,018 (fringe); $52,000 (other); $549,262 (total) *Note* - Syosset Superintendent Carole Hankin will retire in October.
  2. Jericho Union Free School District: $288,794; $97,820; $62,011; $448,625
  3. Rockville Centre Union Free School District: $321,712; $88,311; $20,000; $430,023
  4. Hewlett-Woodmere Union Free School District: $310,000; $95,933; $24,047; $429,980
  5. North Shore Central School District: $290,617; $75,227; $26,314; $392,158
  6. Great Neck Union Free School District: $270,000; $80,699; $41,000; $391,699
  7. Locust Valley Central School District: $280,000; $76,866; $15,800; $372,666
  8. Roslyn Union Free School District: $275,940; $74,897; $15,000; $365,837
  9. Garden City Union Free School District: $267,903; $97,273; $0; $365,176
  10. Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District: $265,000; $85,782; $6,000; $356,782
Lorraine DeVita August 19, 2013 at 12:56 PM
BC - Perhaps we should all give A Big shout out and extra big thank you to the current Seaford BOE for finding the money of which they proclaimed we DONT have to insure our superintendent doesn't go without HIS 20k annual perks. To bad it is at the expense of the students and on the backs of the financially strapped taxpayers. This is just so wrong on so many levels it isn't even funny. They should all be ashamed of themselves. Next time someone wants to transfer squirrelled money to the Athletic budget or give away 20k annual incentives' perhaps we should try to focus on education and the TOTAL student population.
Marko0916 August 21, 2013 at 08:56 AM
Its shameful, just about every school district has a corporate staff making so much money, and a teaching staff that makes so little. You have principles hiring outside contractors that are in the family to take care of security, maintenace, computer systems. You have the PTA working for free. Voters are getting rid of sports, but the salaries for these crooks remain the same.

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