Average School Superintendent Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a School Superintendent is $139,546 in 2023

Base Salary
$92k - $204k
$1k - $25k
Total Pay
$94k - $206k
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What is the Pay by Experience Level for School Superintendents?

What Do School Superintendents Do?

School Superintendent Tasks
  • 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.
  • Meet with school administrators, teachers, parents, and the community to discuss and implement district goals.
  • 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.
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How do School Superintendents Rate Their Jobs?

4.2 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
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FAQs About School Superintendents

What is the highest pay for School Superintendents?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a School Superintendent is $204k / year

What is the lowest pay for School Superintendents?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a School Superintendent is $92k / year

How can School Superintendents increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a School Superintendent is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a School Superintendent that oversees more junior School Superintendents, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.