Iowa State Education Association’s Finances

Add the Iowa State Education Association to the list of NEA state affiliates with a membership level lower than it was 20 years ago. The surplus it collected in 2013-14 was significantly aided by the doubling in NEA grant money it received – probably because of Iowa having a crucial U.S. Senate race. ISEA carried $17.5 million in staff pension and post-retirement health care liabilities.

Total membership – 36,571, down 380 members

Total revenue – $16.3 million (83.2% came from member dues), up $1.3 million

Surplus – $2.5 million

Net assets – negative $2.2 million

Total staff – 91

Staff salaries and benefits – $10.3 million

Highest paid employee – John Phillips, UniServ director – $231,850 base salary

Highest paid contractor – Learfield Communications – $239,960