Pamela Schau (District 150's former Treasurer/Comptroller) retired as assistant superintendent of business at suburban Chicago's Maine Township High School District 207; she has more than 25 years of finance experience; has worked as a public accountant and auditor as well as with school finances at an elementary school district, at a community college district and at a high school district. She holds an undergraduate degree in business and accounting, a master's degree in school business, a superintendent certification and is taking classes to earn a doctorate in educational leadership.
Before she retired, she was raking in a *monthly pension of $7,749.00, with a salary of $175,182.00. When she retired from Main Township to come to Peoria, her retirement payout was $244,263.00. Not a bad retirement, eh?
Then after retirement, your career is not over, you have the option of going to another school District, or getting hired as a consultant for your current one. In Schau's case, after retirement, she took a job with District 150, with a salary of $125,000 per year. She was at District 150 for one (1) year, before they let her go and paid her "roughly $12,000, plus any accrued vacation time".
The turn-off for many people who won't consider a field in Education, is they don't want to deal with children. Good news for those folks, because in some of the best jobs in Education, you don't have to deal with children.
Education Administration, definitely worth consideration.