Washington State School Salaries: 2015-2016

This data site contains personnel information, including salaries, for public school districts in the State of Washington. Data was provided to The Spokesman-Review by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in response to a public records request. More information regarding this database can be found here.

Bellingham School District

  • Enrollment, 2010-2011 (pre-K thru 12th): 10,929
  • Total Salary: $63,040,987.00
  • Average Salary: $42,027.32
See all 1,500 employees › Highest paid individuals, 2015-2016
PersonSalaryBonuses/StipendsInsurance BenefitsTotal Comp.
Gregory W Baker

Superintendent

$217,950$38,600$10,870$267,420
Michael Aaron Copland

Deputy/Assist. Supt.

$158,470$5,000$10,870$174,340
Steven Luis Clarke

Other District Admin.

$140,024$0$10,870$150,894
Robert Bruce Kuehl

Other District Admin.

$140,024$0$10,000$150,024
Simone Sangster

Other District Admin.

$140,024$5,000$1,595$146,619
Ron Mitchell Cowan

Other District Admin.

$131,623$0$10,870$142,493
Kurt Eckhard Gazow

Director/Supervisor

$131,622$0$10,870$142,492
Nora M Klewiada

Other District Admin.

$131,622$0$10,870$142,492
Michelle C Kuss

Secondary Principal, Sehome High School

$131,681$0$10,272$141,953
Jeffrey L Vaughn

Secondary Principal, Bellingham High School

$129,734$0$10,272$140,006

Notes:

  • Insurance benefits includes $768/month for school district certificated employee health benefits or $9,216/year. Certified employees include teachers, counselors and librarians. Classified employees are funded at 1.152 times that amount or $884.74/month ($10,616.83/year). Benefits are allocated by the State of Washington. [1][2]
  • All figures submitted by school districts are preliminary. Final numbers are due to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in September.
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Credits: Mike Tigas, Jody Lawrence-Turner
Data: State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
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Salaries for public school employees are considered “public record,” in accordance with Washington State’s Public Records act, RCW 42.56. An exception is made in the case of victims of domestic violence. Please contact the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for more information.