To be more exact, there are 75 full time staff members receiving salary and benefits and an additional group of 500 seasonal paid staff members working throughout the Council’s network of Scout Camps and other recreational areas who receive part-time or seasonal hourly income.
The Council’s salary and benefit budget expense for 2012 was $2,751,732 for all paid staff including professional staff. Of that number approximately $479,000 was paid to seasonal staff leaving $2,262,732 for full-time staff at all levels. On an averaged basis, Council staff members were paid $30,023 in salary and benefits. Granted, this is a base average for comparison. Some staff members made more than this average and some less depending on their role and job level.
In comparison, all paid staff including teachers, district and school administrators and others of the Alpine School District made on a per person average basis, $43,591 in salaries and benefits.
When you factor in that many teachers and other Alpine School District staff have a well-deserved summer break, Council staff members typically put in their longest hours during the summer camp season and are paid even less in the comparison.
(NOTE: By making this comparison, we are by no means minimizing the important work teachers, staff and administrators provide our children in the Alpine School District. Their role is vital to our childrens’ future. Our purpose in drawing this comparison is to show that the salaries of the paid staff of the Council are in most every case on par or lower than other non-profit or educational organizations.)
Salaries are paid from the revenues generated by the Council through all sources. (Note: Friends of Scouting provides approximately 38 percent of all revenue generated by the Council.)
The mission of the BSA is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Council is fortunate to have a strong and devoted staff that is compensated in a fair, yet conservative level, where all of their efforts are aimed at helping youth benefit from this mission.
The Utah National Parks Council is the largest council in the United States with more that 83,500 youth, more than 6,000 units and more than 43,500 volunteer adult leaders. The Council boundaries go from Point of the Mountain south to, and including a portion of Arizona, and from Utah’s east border to its west border including a small portion of Nevada.
All Council revenues provide the resources, services, professional and expert staff and leadership needed to manage and operate the services available to help youth enjoy benefits Boy Scouting provides.
By making this comparison, we are by no means minimizing the important work teachers, staff and administrators provide our children in the Alpine School District. Their role is vital to our childrens’ future. Our purpose in drawing this comparison is to show that the salaries of the paid staff of the Council are in most every case on par or lower than other non-profit organizations.
Author: Cory Maloy | Partner, Snapp Conner PR