The average pay for a School Superintendent is $117,896 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Human Resources and Childhood Education.
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$74,127 - $167,031
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MEDIAN: $117,895
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$74,127 - $167,031  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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$74,314 - $169,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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Job Description for School Superintendent

A school superintendent is the head administrator of a school system. These professionals normally answer to the school board and are hired by that body; they also can be fired or dismissed by the school board. Superintendents are in charge of hiring principals for all schools in their district, and they have final say on dismissing teachers or disciplining employees. This job also requires the superintendent to work with the local school board to develop and maintain the yearly district budget. It also involves managing students and keeping up with problems that occur within student bodies.

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School Superintendent Tasks

  • Prepare the school district budget, ensure expenditures stay within school board limits, and develop procedures for approving expenditures.
  • Manage school property, buildings, and infrastructure, monitor building maintenance, renovation, and construction.
  • Meet with school administrators, teachers, parents, and the community to discuss and implement district goals.
  • Oversee district staffing, recruit personnel, plan and carry out staff evaluations, and administer HR programs and policies.
  • Work with the school board to develop and put into action a district's policies, vision, and goals.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects School Superintendent Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$118,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect School Superintendent Salaries

Human Resources
up arrow 12%

Childhood Education
up arrow 10%

Leadership
up arrow 6%

Budgeting
up arrow 6%

Budget Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$118,000

People Management
up arrow 13%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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