South Carolina Education Association’s Finances

By any objective measure, the South Carolina Education Association is NEA’s weakest state affiliate. The national union provides almost one-third of its annual budget and the establishment of an NEA trusteeship over the affiliate in 2010 did nothing to reverse its fortunes. SCEA has lost 49.3 percent of its membership in the last 20 years.

Total membership – 8,760, down 479 members

Total revenue – $2.1 million (69.6% came from member dues), down $85,000

Surplus – $69,000

Net assets – $1.1 million

Total staff – 23

Staff salaries and benefits – $1.3 million

Highest paid employee – Roger Smith, executive director  – $122,467 base salary

Highest paid contractor – None received more than $100,000

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