What do Olympia-area school administrators make? Here are the top 10 positions

Tony Overman/toverman@theolympian.com
·2 min read

Multiple employees in Olympia-area school districts are making over $200,000 per year, including one administrator who is raking in $265,756 a year, according to data from Washington state’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The data has been collected through public record requests by McClatchy and compiled into a salary database. The database allows you to search the salaries and benefits of all public school employees in Washington, including North Thurston Public Schools, the Olympia School District, and the Tumwater School District.

You can search for employees by their name, district or job title below:

Washington was rated as the best state to work in for teachers, ranking first in the nation for salary and compensation and fourth for benefits, based on a study by Scholaroo, a company that helps students find college scholarships.

Here are the top 10 highest-paid positions across the North Thurston and Olympia school districts, according to data from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Former Tumwater superintendent Sean Dotson would have featured third on the list with a total salary of $201,669 — interim superintendent Carole Meyer is not included in the database.

Debra Clemens, Superintendent, North Thurston - $265,756 a year

Base salary: $264,873

Mandatory benefits: $55,008

Insurance benefits: $12,000

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent, Olympia - $249,033

Base salary: $236,211

Mandatory benefits: $50,787

Insurance benefits: $12,000

Vicky Lamoreux, Assistant Superintendent, North Thurston - $182,235

Base salary: $166,955

Mandatory benefits: $38,095

Insurance benefits: $12,000

Troy Oliver, Assistant Superintendent, North Thurston - $180,374

Base salary: $166,955

Mandatory benefits: $38,068

Insurance benefits: $12,000

Nathan Grygorcewicz, Komachin Middle School Principal, North Thurston - $180,059

Base salary: $142,099

Mandatory benefits: $33,803

Insurance benefits: $12,000

Matthew Grant, Olympia High School Principal, Olympia - $177,372

Base salary: $160,613

Mandatory benefits: $12,034

Insurance benefits: $12,000

Michael Cimino, Jefferson Middle School Principal, Olympia - $177,343

Base salary: $150,071

Mandatory benefits: $11,876

Insurance benefits: $12,000

Karen Remy Anderson, Human Resources Director, North Thurston - $176,010

Base salary: $161,740

Mandatory benefits: $37,166

Insurance benefits: $12,000

Teena Barnes, Financial Services Executive Director, North Thurston - $174,740

Base salary: $161,740

Mandatory benefits: $37,1666

Insurance benefits: $12,000

Michael Velasquez, Avanti High School Principal, Olympia - $174,464

Base salary: $150,070

Mandatory benefits: $11,834

Insurance benefits: $12,000