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Seventy South Carolina school districts spent a total of $9.8 million this year on salaries for their superintendents, according to financial data obtained by FITS from their statements of economic interest.

That’s an average salary of $140,218 per superintendent – not counting taxpayer-funded benefits, obviously. Fifteen of the state’s 85 school districts (more on the ridiculousness of that here) did not report salary information for their superintendent.

Meanwhile, sixty-seven school districts in the Palmetto state shelled out another $6 million on salaries for their chief financial officers – an average of $90,822 (not counting benefits). Eighteen districts did not report salary information for this position.

Finally, twenty-seven school districts paid $1.8 million on salaries for their chief procurement officers – an average of $69,400 per position (again, not counting benefits). Fifty-eight districts did not report salary information for this position.

South Carolina’s per capital personal income for 2010 was just $33,163, incidentally.

Obviously, the combined $17.7 million represents just part of one small slice of the state’s “educrat empire,” which has been growing by leaps and bounds in the Palmetto State in recent years.

How much is your superintendent making? Click on the spreadsheet below to find out …

The documents used in this investigation were provided to this website as part of our ongoing “FITSLeaks” series – an effort to get public information (and other newsworthy items) out into the public bloodstream as quickly as possible.

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SC SCHOOL DISTRICT FINANCIAL SALARY SPREADSHEET (.xls)

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