TORKELSON'S COMP.-- $168,641
Salary -- $137,937; Benefits -- $30,704
(2nd highest paid of state's 424 administrators)
ACT AND DPI SCORES -- 16.6 & 61.9
(Lowest of 21 Northern WI schools)
MERCER $25,281
Wisconsin $12,842

National $10,667

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mercer School Facts


Administrator Erik Torkelson’s salary and benefits -- $161,336

11th highest paid of Wisconsin’s 424 administrators*

Wisconsin’s superintendent of public instruction comp. $121,307


Mercer                    $26,138

Wisconsin                 12,842

National                    10,667

Lakeland Union       20,789

Hurley                       12,938

Rhinelander              12,741

University of Wisconsin-Madison – $22,082**

Mercer administrator’s salary on a cost-per-student basis -- $1,204

Average ACT composite scores:***

          Mercer                       18.1

          Wisconsin                  20.1

          National                     20.8

          Lakeland Union        19.7

          Hurley                        19.4

         Rhinelander               19.6

 *On a cost-per-student basis.
**Includes annual tuition, room and board, fees, books, etc.
***Perfect score is 36.
All data is from DPI and Mercer School District records.  


Save Our Students said...

What do the students actually get for $26,138 per student?

If you look at the budget, it actually goes towards salaries for Torkelson's and the Mercer School Board's friends and families salaries. Maybe if they actually hired some well qualified people rather than Torkelson's buddies, the students could do better.

It doesn't seem that much goes towards the students actual education in the high school. The ACT scores says it all on that.

Just another case of not getting what you pay for.

Anonymous said...

Torkelson, please tell us what you really do with all that money.

Anonymous said...

Torky gets the gold, taxpayers get the shaft. Apparently it pays to have mommy-in-law as your boss.

Anonymous said...

If you were wondering why this week's edition of the FYI did not have a story about the Monday night school board meeting so were we. We called the FYI office and was told that it was because Torkelson had not had a chance to edit the story, as he usually does.

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