Administration raking in salaries, raises

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James Dusek

Top earners at this college and district outpace rates for most employees.

By Zachary-Taylor Wright

zwright9@student.alamo.edu

According to the Alamo Community College District’s 2017 fiscal year staffing budget, the few administrators at this college and the district support offices receive large percentages of the overall staffing budgets.

This college was allocated $33,319,036 in budgeting to employ approximately 550 faculty and staff.

Of the 550 employees, there are 10 employees who receive a salary of $100,000 or more, earning a combined salary of $1,203,587.

In all, these 10 employees represent approximately 1.8 percent of the faculty and staff population and earn 3.6 percent of the entire staffing budget for this college.

Two of these salaries are allocated to faculty members who solely teach, while the rest are department chairs, directors and administrators.

President Robert Vela earns a salary of $215,657, which is $83,173 more than the second-highest salary at $132,484.

This staff budgeting trend at this college is mirrored in district staffing numbers.

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For district staffing, the budget allocates $41,745,950.

The district offers approximately 750 positions, according to the 2017 fiscal year staffing budget.

Of the 750 available, 52 positions are accompanied by salaries of more than $100,000, which accounts for approximately 6.8 percent of district employees.

That 6.8 percent of district employees make a combined salary of $7,032,017.

In all, 6.8 percent of district employees earn 16.8 percent of the district offices’ staffing budget.

Chancellor Bruce Leslie earns a salary of $399,321, which accounts for 0.98 percent of the district offices’ staffing budget. That doesn’t include perks.

Leslie earns $183,646 more than the vice chancellors, who are the second highest-paid employees at the district offices and earn a salary of $215,657, the same as the five college presidents.

The highest-paid associate vice chancellor earns a salary of $176,919, which is $38,756 less than the vice chancellors.

The vice chancellors received a $5,982 raise from fiscal year 2015 to fiscal year 2016, and they received a $10,270 raise from fiscal year 2016 to fiscal year 2017.

Chancellor, vice chancellor and associate vice chancellors compose the 10 highest-paid positions at the district offices.

Here is a list of college and district employees who make six figures or more.

 

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