East Granby Superintendent Christine Mahoney is slated to take home a total compensation package of $168,767.00 during the 2012-13 school year, an average of $187.94 per student in the school district, according to an analysis of the contracts of 148 superintendents compiled by Journal Register Co. newspapers in the state.
Granby Superintendent Alan Addley makes a bit more — a total of $185,715 in pay and perks — but the cost per student to back his salary is significantly lower at $81.81.
Mahoney and Addley's pay packages fall just above the average for superintendent pay throughout the state. According to the analysis by the New Haven Register, the Register-Citizen of Torrington and the Middletown Press, the average pay for a superintendent in Connecticut is about $166,000 a year, with 27 making more than $200,000 per year.
Westport's Elliot Landon takes home the most pay, at $285,077 ($49.93 per student), followed by Wilton superintendent Gary Richards at $267,587 ($61.12 per student) and Fairfield superintendent David Title at $264,500 ($26.57 per student).
The highest ratios of superintendent pay to students in the district fall in the smaller districts, topped by Eastford's Linda Loretz, who will earn $672.48 per student ($124,409).