TORKELSON'S SALARY -- $137,937
BENEFITS -- $30,704
TOTAL -- $168,641
CONTRACT -- $98,000
Increased to $113,500 for 2017-18







Monday, May 15, 2017



Mercer School Facts


SOME INTERESTING – AND SHOCKING – STATISTICS


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


Cost-per-student:


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.  

5 comments:

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.

Anonymous said...

GREAT RESEARCH!