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Hudson School Board Grants Superintendent $13,000 Pay Raise

Hudson School District Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten will be earning $159,480 per year. The Board of Education voted 6-1 to grant her an 8.9 percent raise of $13,071.

Hudson School District Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten will be earning a $159,480 salary after the Board of Education emerged from closed session Tuesday night and voted 6-1 to grant her an 8.9 percent raise of $13,071. Board member Sandy Gehrke cast the dissenting vote.

Over the past few months, Fox Lawson & Associates conducted compensation studies for both administrators and teachers using a group of 31 similar school districts in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The firm used some districts in the pool to compare teachers and another set of districts — with some overlap — to compare administrators.

Using the entire pool (minus Eden Prairie), Hudson Patch compared the districts in the report group by enrollment, superintendent salary and superintendent cost per pupil. It also is broken down showing only Wisconsin school districts within the Fox Lawson & Associates group.

Eden Prairie's most recent superintendent salary was reported as $5,000, because the superintendent parted ways with the district early in the year, according to a representative at the Minnesota Board of Education. For that reason, Eden Prairie was not factored into these Hudson Patch calculations.

Hudson Patch used the enrollment figures in the Fox Lawson & Associates report, and the most recent superintendent salary information from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website and the Minnesota Department of Education website.

 

Ordered by Enrollment

Hudson School District was 21st of 31 districts in enrollment. Hudson's enrollment of 5,624 was 2,511 short of the average of 8,135. The median enrollment was 7,150.

District                                                           State       Salary               Enrollment            Cost Per Pupil      Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan MN $185,000 27,496 $6.73 North St. Paul-Maplewood MN $182,847 11,985 $15.26 Wayzata MN $187,500 11,292 $16.60 South Washington County MN $159,900 17,007 $9.40 Eau Claire WI $166,212 11,008 $15.10 Mounds View MN $167,000 10,800 $15.46 Bloomington MN $176,000 10,357 $16.99 Burnsville MN $180,000 9,919 $18.15 White Bear Lake MN $183,058 9,879 $18.53 Hopkins MN $179,000 9,876 $18.12 Eastern Carver County (Chaska) MN $189,500 9,097 $20.83 Stillwater MN $160,000 8,998 $17.78 Shakopee MN $169,000 7,895 $21.41 Forest Lake MN $156,000 7,865 $19.83 Prior Lake-Savage MN $153,000 7,200 $21.25 Elmbrook WI $158,368 7,100 $22.31 Sun Prairie WI $145,036 6,975 $20.79 Centennial MN $159,843 6,426 $24.87 Middleton-Cross Plains WI $155,675 5,887 $26.44 Howard-Suamico WI $148,982 5,745 $25.93 Hudson (before raise) WI $146,409 5,624 $26.03 Hudson (after raise) WI $159,480 5,624 $28.36 Chippewa Falls WI $146,615 5,028 $29.16 Mukwonago WI $159,721 4,955 $32.23 Superior WI $127,409 4,858 $26.23 Menomonee Falls WI $158,000 4,411 $35.82 Kettle-Moraine WI $153,564 4,367 $35.16 Franklin WI $161,558 4,300 $37.57 Germantown WI $132,000 4,034 $32.72 Menomonie WI $127,608 3,324 $38.39 River Falls WI $168,938 3,000 $56.31 New Richmond WI $123,977 2,954 $41.97

Sources
Salaries: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Minnesota Department of Education 
Enrollments: Fox Lawson & Associates report presented to the Hudson Board of Education on Nov. 13, 2012
Figures exclude Eden Prairie due to superintendent turnover.
Hudson removed from average and median calculations.

 

Ordered by Superintendent Salary

Before her raise, the superintendent's salary of $146,409 was 26th of the 31 superintendents in the group. She made $14,301 less than the average of $160,710. The median was $159,872. 

After her raise, the superintendent's salary of $159,480 was 18th of the 31 superintendents in the group. She will now make just $1,230 less than the average and just $392 less than the median of this group.

District                                         State    Salary         Enrollment    Cost Per Pupil Eastern Carver County (Chaska) MN $189,500 9,097 $20.83 Wayzata MN $187,500 11,292 $16.60 Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan MN $185,000 27,496 $6.73 White Bear Lake MN $183,058 9,879 $18.53 North St. Paul-Maplewood MN $182,847 11,985 $15.26 Burnsville MN $180,000 9,919 $18.15 Hopkins MN $179,000 9,876 $18.12 Bloomington MN $176,000 10,357 $16.99 Shakopee MN $169,000 7,895 $21.41 River Falls WI $168,938 3,000 $56.31 Mounds View MN $167,000 10,800 $15.46 Eau Claire WI $166,212 11,008 $15.10 Franklin WI $161,558 4,300 $37.57 Stillwater MN $160,000 8,998 $17.78 South Washington County MN $159,900 17,007 $9.40 Centennial MN $159,843 6,426 $24.87 Mukwonago WI $159,721 4,955 $32.23 Hudson (after raise) WI $159,480 5,624 $28.36 Elmbrook WI $158,368 7,100 $22.31 Menomonee Falls WI $158,000 4,411 $35.82 Forest Lake MN $156,000 7,865 $19.83 Middleton-Cross Plains WI $155,675 5,887 $26.44 Kettle-Moraine WI $153,564 4,367 $35.16 Prior Lake-Savage MN $153,000 7,200 $21.25 Howard-Suamico WI $148,982 5,745 $25.93 Chippewa Falls WI $146,615 5,028 $29.16 Hudson (before raise) WI $146,409 5,624 $26.03 Sun Prairie WI $145,036 6,975 $20.79 Germantown WI $132,000 4,034 $32.72 Menomonie WI $127,608 3,324 $38.39 Superior WI $127,409 4,858 $26.23 New Richmond WI $123,977 2,954 $41.97

Sources
Salaries: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Minnesota Department of Education 
Enrollments: Fox Lawson & Associates report presented to the Hudson Board of Education on Nov. 13, 2012
Figures exclude Eden Prairie due to superintendent turnover.
Hudson removed from average and median calculations.

 

Ordered by Superintendent Cost Per Pupil

Before her raise, the Hudson superintendent's salary divided by the number of students enrolled in the district (superintendent cost per pupil) of $26.03 was the 12th highest in the group of 31. The average was $19.76 and the median was $22.36.

After her raise, the Hudson superintendent cost per pupil increased to $28.36, making it the 10th highest in the group.

District                                      State    Salary         Enrollment    Cost Per Pupil River Falls WI $168,938 3,000 $56.31 New Richmond WI $123,977 2,954 $41.97 Menomonie WI $127,608 3,324 $38.39 Franklin WI $161,558 4,300 $37.57 Menomonee Falls WI $158,000 4,411 $35.82 Kettle-Moraine WI $153,564 4,367 $35.16 Germantown WI $132,000 4,034 $32.72 Mukwonago WI $159,721 4,955 $32.23 Chippewa Falls WI $146,615 5,028 $29.16 Hudson (after raise) WI $159,480 5,624 $28.36 Middleton-Cross Plains WI $155,675 5,887 $26.44 Superior WI $127,409 4,858 $26.23 Hudson (before raise) WI $146,409 5,624 $26.03 Howard-Suamico WI $148,982 5,745 $25.93 Centennial MN $159,843 6,426 $24.87 Elmbrook WI $158,368 7,100 $22.31 Shakopee MN $169,000 7,895 $21.41 Prior Lake-Savage MN $153,000 7,200 $21.25 Eastern Carver County (Chaska) MN $189,500 9,097 $20.83 Sun Prairie WI $145,036 6,975 $20.79 Forest Lake MN $156,000 7,865 $19.83 White Bear Lake MN $183,058 9,879 $18.53 Burnsville MN $180,000 9,919 $18.15 Hopkins MN $179,000 9,876 $18.12 Stillwater MN $160,000 8,998 $17.78 Bloomington MN $176,000 10,357 $16.99 Wayzata MN $187,500 11,292 $16.60 Mounds View MN $167,000 10,800 $15.46 North St. Paul-Maplewood MN $182,847 11,985 $15.26 Eau Claire WI $166,212 11,008 $15.10 South Washington County MN $159,900 17,007 $9.40 Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan MN $185,000 27,496 $6.73

Sources
Salaries: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Minnesota Department of Education 
Enrollments: Fox Lawson & Associates report presented to the Hudson Board of Education on Nov. 13, 2012
Figures exclude Eden Prairie due to superintendent turnover.
Hudson removed from average and median calculations.

 

Ordered by Enrollment (WI Only)

After removing the Minnesota school districts from the group, the Hudson School District's enrollment of 5,624 ranked sixth of 16 districts — 428 more than the average of 5,196. The median was 4,367.

District                              Salary           Enrollment     Per Pupil Eau Claire $166,212 11,008 $15.10 Elmbrook $158,368 7,100 $22.31 Sun Prairie $145,036 6,975 $20.79 Middleton-Cross Plains $155,675 5,887 $26.44 Howard-Suamico $148,982 5,745 $25.93 Hudson (after raise) $159,480 5,624 $28.36 Hudson (before raise) $146,409 5,624 $26.03 Chippewa Falls $146,615 5,028 $29.16 Mukwonago $159,721 4,955 $32.23 Superior $127,409 4,858 $26.23 Menomonee Falls $158,000 4,411 $35.82 Kettle-Moraine $153,564 4,367 $35.16 Franklin $161,558 4,300 $37.57 Germantown $132,000 4,034 $32.72 Menomonie $127,608 3,324 $38.39 River Falls $168,938 3,000 $56.31 New Richmond $123,977 2,954 $41.97

Sources
Salaries: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Minnesota Department of Education 
Enrollments: Fox Lawson & Associates report presented to the Hudson Board of Education on Nov. 13, 2012
Figures exclude Eden Prairie due to superintendent turnover.
Hudson removed from average and median calculations.

 

Ordered by Superintendent Salary (WI Only)

Before her raise, the Hudson superintendent's salary of $146,409 was 11th of the 16 Wisconsin superintendents in the group. She made $2,502 less than the average of $148,911. The median was $153,564. 

After her raise, the superintendent's salary of $159,480 was fifth of the 16 Wisconsin superintendents in the group. She will now make $10,569 more than the average and $5,916 more than the median of this group of Wisconsin superintendents.

District                              Salary           Enrollment       Per Pupil River Falls $168,938 3,000 $56.31 Eau Claire $166,212 11,008 $15.10 Franklin $161,558 4,300 $37.57 Mukwonago $159,721 4,955 $32.23 Hudson (after raise) $159,480 5,624 $28.36 Elmbrook $158,368 7,100 $22.31 Menomonee Falls $158,000 4,411 $35.82 Middleton-Cross Plains $155,675 5,887 $26.44 Kettle-Moraine $153,564 4,367 $35.16 Howard-Suamico $148,982 5,745 $25.93 Chippewa Falls $146,615 5,028 $29.16 Hudson (before raise) $146,409 5,624 $26.03 Sun Prairie $145,036 6,975 $20.79 Germantown $132,000 4,034 $32.72 Menomonie $127,608 3,324 $38.39 Superior $127,409 4,858 $26.23 New Richmond $123,977 2,954 $41.97

Sources
Salaries: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Minnesota Department of Education 
Enrollments: Fox Lawson & Associates report presented to the Hudson Board of Education on Nov. 13, 2012
Figures exclude Eden Prairie due to superintendent turnover.
Hudson removed from average and median calculations.

 

Ordered by Superintendent Cost Per Pupil (WI Only)

Before her raise, the Hudson superintendent cost per pupil of $26.03 was the 12th highest in the group of 16 Wisconsin superintendents. The average was $28.66 and the median was $35.16.

After her raise, the Hudson superintendent cost per pupil increased to $28.36, making it the 10th highest in the group of Wisconsin superintendents.


District                           Salary           Enrollment      Cost Per Pupil River Falls $168,938 3,000 $56.31 New Richmond $123,977 2,954 $41.97 Menomonie $127,608 3,324 $38.39 Franklin $161,558 4,300 $37.57 Menomonee Falls $158,000 4,411 $35.82 Kettle-Moraine $153,564 4,367 $35.16 Germantown $132,000 4,034 $32.72 Mukwonago $159,721 4,955 $32.23 Chippewa Falls $146,615 5,028 $29.16 Hudson (after raise) $159,480 5,624 $28.36 Middleton-Cross Plains $155,675 5,887 $26.44 Superior $127,409 4,858 $26.23 Hudson (before raise) $146,409 5,624 $26.03 Howard-Suamico $148,982 5,745 $25.93 Elmbrook $158,368 7,100 $22.31 Sun Prairie $145,036 6,975 $20.79 Eau Claire $166,212 11,008 $15.10

Sources
Salaries: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Minnesota Department of Education 
Enrollments: Fox Lawson & Associates report presented to the Hudson Board of Education on Nov. 13, 2012
Figures exclude Eden Prairie due to superintendent turnover.
Hudson removed from average and median calculations.

 

Ordered by Ratio of Superintendent Salary to District's 2010 Median Income

This section was added after the article was originally published in response to a comment by Patch user Vested Interest. 

District                                                              Salary                         District Median Income (2010) Salary to 2010 Median Income Ratio Eau Claire $166,212 $27,879 5.96 Chippewa Falls $146,615 $30,461 4.81 Superior $127,409 $27,482 4.64 Menomonie $127,608 $28,092 4.54 River Falls $168,938 $37,806 4.47 Menomonee Falls $158,000 $40,090 3.94 Franklin $161,558 $45,437 3.56 Middleton-Cross Plains $155,675 $44,038 3.54 Sun Prairie $145,036 $41,293 3.51 Howard-Suamico $148,982 $42,558 3.50 New Richmond $123,977 $35,984 3.45 Mukwonago $159,721 $47,015 3.40 Elmbrook $158,368 $48,439 3.27 Hudson (after raise) $159,480 $49,053 3.25 Kettle-Moraine $153,564 $48,802 3.15 Hudson (before raise) $146,409 $49,053 2.98 Germantown $132,000 $44,679 2.95

Sources
Salaries: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Minnesota
Department of Education
Median Incomes: http://www.dor.state.wi.us/ra/10schdis.xls
Figures exclude Eden Prairie due to superintendent turnover.
 


Ordered by 2010-2011 Average ACT Composite

This section was added after the article was originally published in response to a comment by Patch user Vested Interest. 

District                             Salary               Average ACT
Composite
(2010-2011)
Middleton-Cross Plains $155,675 25.5 Elmbrook $158,368 25.2 Kettle-Moraine $153,564 23.8 New Richmond $123,977 23.8 Hudson (after raise) $159,480 23.7 Howard-Suamico $148,982 23.6 Mukwonago $159,721 23.4 Germantown $132,000 23.4 Menomonee Falls $158,000 23.1 Franklin $161,558 23.0 Menomonie $127,608 22.8 River Falls $168,938 22.7 Eau Claire $166,212 22.7 Sun Prairie $145,036 22.6 Superior $127,409 22.2 Chippewa Falls $146,615 22.0

Sources
Salaries: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Minnesota
Department of Education
ACT composites: https://apps2.dpi.wi.gov/sdpr
Figures exclude Eden Prairie due to superintendent turnover.

 

What do you think? Is the superintendent fairly paid? Over paid? Under paid? Tell us in the comments.

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bblair February 22, 2013 at 03:06 AM
Bully, bully good show old chap. He went down the "Glam-ore Chute" ahooo!...jw
Vested Interest February 22, 2013 at 03:29 PM
I thought this story was about the superintendent's salary. What does the county administrator's salary have to do with this? If you want to task the county board to task about the administrator's salary, then have the Patch do a story so comments can be directed at the county board. This story is dealing with the school board.
Vested Interest February 22, 2013 at 05:14 PM
I'd be more than happy to toss my opinions in here about county stuff. I'd just rather that discussion not get lost in with this issue.
Namenotimportant February 23, 2013 at 10:43 PM
I respect your faith in God Scott but I feel it is not the same situation at all.
Micheal Foley February 28, 2013 at 09:05 PM
Thanks for changing your profile from a fake name to your real name, James.

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