Georgia Association of Educators’ Finances

The Georgia Association of Educators lost 28 percent of its membership in four years and is now smaller than it was 20 years ago.

Total membership – 30,942, down 2,436 members

Total revenue – $7.5 million (81.8% came from member dues), down $540,000

Deficit – $91,000

Net assets – negative $1.2 million

Total staff – 55

Staff salaries and benefits – $5.1 million

Highest paid employee – Chris Turner, executive director – $170,723 base salary

Highest paid contractor – Law Office of B.A. Thomas, LLC, $193,000

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