A School Superintendent earns an average salary of $108,290 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Leadership, People Management, and Budget Management.
School Superintendent Total Pay (?
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$63,729 - $180,591
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MEDIAN: $108,289
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School Superintendent Total Pay (?
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$11.34 - $51.28
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$63,729 - $180,591  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,042  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,916  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$61,552 - $182,314  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 451
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.34 - $51.28  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,042  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,916  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$61,552 - $182,314  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 451
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Job Description for School Superintendent
  • Manage school property, buildings, and infrastructure, monitor building maintenance, renovation, and construction.
  • Oversee district staffing, recruit personnel, plan and carry out staff evaluations, and administer HR programs and policies.
  • Prepare the school district budget, ensure expenditures stay within school board limits, and develop procedures for approving expenditures.
  • Work with the school board to develop and put into action a district’s policies, vision, and goals.
  • Meet with school administrators, teachers, parents, and the community to discuss and implement district goals.
Pay by Experience Level for School Superintendent
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects School Superintendent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$108,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect School Superintendent Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 36%
People Management
up arrow 30%
Budget Management
up arrow 11%
National Average
$108,000
Curriculum Planning
up arrow 12%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
34%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 6%
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