Hey, Utah boys: Forget becoming Vice President; shoot for Boy Scout executive instead. An in-depth report by the D-News this morning mentions that Great Salt Lake Council Boy Scout executive Paul Moore makes a whopping $214,000 a year, about the same as the Vice President of the United States. The national Boy Scout leader makes about $1 million. Other tidbits include:
• Boy Scouts both in Utah and nationally tend to pay their top executives significantly more than do other large, nonprofit groups that serve youths.
• The three Scout councils in Utah tend to have many more executives than average with salaries above $50,000 a year.
• While pay for top Scout executives in Utah is high compared to salaries for such professions here as doctors and lawyers, those executives still generally receive less than fellow Scout executives elsewhere in similarly sized councils.
The story includes justifications for the big bucks from BSA executives. I'll be interested to see how they fly with one of my co-workers, who gives up thousands of dollars each year serving as a volunteer scout leader.