West County families can now find out how much their kids’ teachers are paid

Now that schools are back in session, a renewed effort is being made to keep West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) students in classrooms.

The Los Angeles Times alerted us to a new database that reveals compensation for teachers and other positions at California school districts, including the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD).

The data provided on the Transparent California website have full-time teachers statewide earning an average of about $85,000 annually in salary and benefits, according to The Times. Also, 100 superintendents made more than $250,000 each, the newspaper added.

In the WCCUSD, the lowest teacher pay when combining salary and benefits was more than $57,000, while the highest was more than $118,000, according to the data.

Below are the top salaries received by district employees. The full LA Times story can be read here.