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Allegany Co. Superintendent Of Schools Salary Ranked 17th In State

March 21st, 2019 by WCBC Radio

In February of 2017, the Allegany County Board of Education voted to retain the services of David Cox, superintendent of schools, for another four-year term. At the time the five-member board voted to extend Cox’s contract by a 3-1 vote with one member abstaining as a result of a conflict. While the vote and the new contract were approved in public session- no details were released. WCBC News has obtained a copy of the contract which shows a base salary- at the time of $171,700. On July 1 of each year, the annual salary is increased by a minimum of the equivalent of any COLA increases negotiated by the Board and the Education Association for its members. As a result, and a $1,200 a month car allowance which is counted as part of his salary, his current annual compensation is  $186,100. The contract also covers 100% of health insurance for Cox and his wife;. Cox’ salary places him 17th in the state among superintendents. Looking at a geographical comparison, Garrett County’s superintendent makes $141,000 a year- last in the state; while in Washington County, the top education spot has a salary of $247,500- good for sixth highest in Maryland. When comparing based on similar populations Cox’ salary is less than Calvert County ($205,000); but ahead of Worchester ($178,000).

2 Responses to “Allegany Co. Superintendent Of Schools Salary Ranked 17th In State”

  1. March 21, 2019 at 8:54 am, mac said:

    It’s no wonder he’s smiling in that picture.


  2. March 21, 2019 at 10:14 am, j.r. lepley said:

    that is totally absurb. for that position,that come s out to 3579.00 per week,or roughly 90.00 dollars per hour,and you wonder why the B.O.E. is always s wanting more money.look at all those big paychecks and it s not hard to see where all the tax money goes


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