Monday, December 05, 2011

2011 MEA Compensation Comparison

Today marked the release of the annual LM2 report for the MEA. This report (required by the Department of Labor) details the compensation for all officers and employees of the Michigan Education Association; you can find the simple analysis of the report here, and the complete report here. As has been the case for years, compensation at the parent organization (the MEA is the state level organizing unit of the NEA) is consistently stronger than for the rank and file teachers. What sets this report apart is that for the first time ever median pay decreased by approximately 1.8%. The average increase continues to outpace the CPI at over 18% but this is influenced by timing issues (some individuals may have come onto the payroll mid year, etc.) and other adjustments. Perhaps the MEA leadership recognized the difficult economy school districts and school boards have been dealing with for years; better late than never. What hasn't changed? Life is very good at the top of the MEA ladder, in fact all top ten MEA officers earn more than Governor Snyder (he donates his annual $159,000 compensation). So where are the calls to limit MEA top compensation to no more than what the Governor makes? MEA Salaries 10-11

Here is the document which summarizes the top ten earners at the MEA. This data comes directly from the Department of Labor LM2 filings. MEA Top Ten Salaries 2011

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