In Baltimore City, the Maryland community with the highest numbers of needy students and the most demand for experienced teachers, the salaries of teachers with a master’s degree decreased from 2010 to 2020 to the lowest in the state, according to data from the Maryland State Department of Education.Read More
If legislators do nothing to stop it in the next 19 days, members of the Maryland General Assembly elected this fall — including probably two-thirds of the current members — will get a 16% raise over the next four years, bringing their annual salaries to $50,330. They currently make $43,500 for what is technically a part-time job.
Lawmakers have already allowed the next governor to get a 20% raise to $180,000 by doing nothing to stop it in the first 45 days of the current session.Read More
We’re taking a break from Dec. 25 through Jan. 2. We don’t plan on publishing any original stories or the daily State Roundup until the day after New Year’s. Here are MarylandReporter.com’s top 10 stories of the year, based on traffic calculations by Google Analytics. Four of the top 10, including number 1 and 2, are about the “rain tax.”Read More
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Thirteen Maryland correctional officers indicted last month in a corruption case that has outraged legislators and the public were getting paid between $28,000 and $47,000 in 2012, according to salary figures from the comptroller’s office. “The vast majority are doing [the job] at the current salary level,” said one union representative. “I don’t think offering someone more money makes them more honest.”Read More
Maryland Reporter’s third annual report on state salaries found that 5,663 state employees pulled in $100,000 or greater in 2012 –about 6% of total state employees. Three out of four of these six-figure salaries are earned by people working for state colleges and universities — more than 10% of the full-time employees — led by three million-dollar coaches.Read More
Last year, 5,522 state employees brought home paychecks that added up to $100,000 or more, according to salary figures from the Comptroller’s office. That’s about 6% of most full-time workers employed by the state and 383 more than in 2010.Read More
Maryland’s 284 judges are in desperate need of a raise, Court of Appeals Judge Clayton Greene Jr. told the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday. Greene testified in support of a resolution to raise all judicial salaries by $29,000 over the next four years.Read More
Agreeing with judges themselves and the Maryland Bar Association, the Judicial Compensation Commission vowed to recommend that the General Assembly give the state’s judges a raise. “We cannot continue to let our judiciary fall behind,” said commission member Annette Funn.Read More
When adjusted for cost of living, Maryland’s judges are some of the worst paid in the nation, according to a study from the National Center for State Courts. The study, released last week, ranks trial court judges’ adjusted salaries at 43rd in the nation.Read More
UPDATE: See the top earners here.
Out of 148,362 people who were paid any sort of salary by the state of Maryland in fiscal 2010, about 3% of them made six-figure salaries. According to a list from the Comptroller’s Office, 5,139 government employees were paid more than $100,000 in the last fiscal year. Almost two-thirds of them – or 3,310 – worked for the University of Maryland.Read More
House lawmakers unanimously rejected proposals to raise the salaries of state elected officials Thursday.
Members of the House Appropriations Committee voted to reject salary increases for the governor, lieutenant governor, comptroller, treasurer, attorney general, as well as for the General Assembly.Read More
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