University bonuses total $345,762 in 2017 fiscal year

Some bonuses average as high as $9437

Wright State University on Friday released the dollar amounts for how much it spent in 2017 on bonuses and allowances for cell phones, housing and cars.

The university overspent its fiscal year 2017 budget last year by around $24.6 million, about $6 million or so less than what was originally projected. Bonuses and other job perks added up to $345,762, just a fraction of the overspending, according to documents reviewed by the board of trustees today.

As part of budget cuts, Wright State slashed certain allowances and travel expenses earlier this year. For example, there are only two people on campus with cell phone allowances now, officials said.

Earlier this year, Wright State trustees slashed $30.8 million from the school’s fiscal year 2018 budget.

Below is a breakdown of how bonuses and allowances were doled out.

BONUSES

Administrative: $84,940 on nine bonuses: average bonus $9437

Athletics: $16,904 on eight bonuses: average bonus $2113

Faculty: $76,152 on 11 bonuses: average bonus $6923

Ratification: $175

Total: $178,172

CAR ALLOWANCES

Administrative: $59,620 on 12 employees: average allowance $4968

Athletics: $33,656 on eight employees: average allowance $4207

Total Car Allowance $93,276

CELL PHONE ALLOWANCES

Administrative: $47,742 on 77 cell phones: Average allowance $620

Dean: $2,125 on four cell phones: average allowance

Faculty: $1,300 on two cell phones average allowance

HOUSING ALLOWANCE

$35,833 on one employee not specified