Highest-paid teacher in Webber Township HSD 204 raked in $55,190 in the 2013-2014 school year
The top five highest-paid teachers in Webber Township HSD 204 each earned more than $46,000 in total compensation in 2014, according to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
The amount reflects teachers' full adjusted pay - a calculation which includes benefits and all pension contributions by taxpayers for each teacher, and reflects a full year of work instead of the nine months teachers actually worked.
Records show that in 2014, Karen D. Haile, a teacher at Webber Township High School at 310 S. Elm St., received $55,190, the highest full adjusted pay among all teachers in the district.
Included in that amount was $9,388 in taxpayer-funded benefits, $5,188 in retirement benefits, and $4,200 in other benefits.
Overall, the total amount Webber Township HSD 204 spent on its five highest-paid teachers in 2014 was $246,996.
Webber Township HSD 204 had 14 teachers in 2014.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 Census American Community Survey, the median household income for Illinois was $57,444 in 2014.
ISBE is responsible for administering public education in Illinois and consists of nine board members appointed by the governor and approved by the Senate.
*Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly noted the teacher benefits data was from fiscal year 2015 when it was actually from fiscal year 2014. We have updated the story accordingly.