New NC superintendent, other Council of State members to make $127K a year
North Carolina's newly elected state superintendent and eight other Council of State members will each make $127,561 this year, as required by law.Posted — Updated
The governor is the only member of the Council of State with a higher salary – $144,399 a year.
Council of State members include:
- Lieutenant Governor
- Attorney General
- Secretary of State
- State Treasurer
- State Auditor
- Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Agriculture Commissioner
- Insurance Commissioner
- Labor Commissioner
Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson's pay differs from the 115 local public school superintendents in the state.
His salary is set by lawmakers, while local superintendents' pay comes from two sources – a state portion, which is based on the number of students in the district, and a local portion, which is set by the local school board and varies greatly by district.
Johnson does not have a contract since he is elected, but he does get to use a state-owned car and cellphone, according to Vanessa Jeter, communications director for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
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