These have not been good years for NCAE, North Carolina’s largest organization -technically an association – dedicated to fighting for the interests of teachers. Membership has been declining. And, aside from 2012-13 which included a 1.2 percent salary increase for teachers, teacher salaries have been essentially flat.
Except for a few individuals, compensation for most top NCAE executives has continued to increase — albeit at slower rates.
A review of NCAE’s IRS Form 990 for 2012 (available at www.guidestar.org), found the average compensation for the seven highest-paid executives was $180,231. Average teacher compensation for 2012 was $45,933. See NCAE Flyer for additional information.
Of course we know executives at any organization are usually the highest paid employees. However when an organization says it is financed entirely by membership dues from teachers you have to ask: Should a top NCAE executive receive nearly four times the compensation of the average public school teacher?
Yes, we know Rodney Ellis is the President of NCAE and is not on the linked list. According to NCAE’s 2012 IRS Form 990, Ellis earned $115,783 in “reportable compensation” and $16,456 in “other compensation from the organization and related organizations.” Ellis’s total compensation ($132,239) was not listed on the infographic because he would not rank among the top seven highest paid NCAE employees for 2012.