$117,172
Avg. Salary
$34.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$4,952

Profit Sharing

$5,500

The average pay for a School Superintendent is $34.00 per hour.

The average pay for a School Superintendent is $117,172 per year.

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$0$180K
Salary $79,677 - $178,259
Bonus $0.00 - $19,627
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,181
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$79,583 - $180,431
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 386

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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for School Superintendent

Pay by Experience for a School Superintendent has a positive trend. An entry-level School Superintendent with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 47 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A School Superintendent with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced School Superintendent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 66 salaries. A School Superintendent with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $129,000 based on 83 salaries.

School Superintendent Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a School Superintendent?

School Superintendent in California City:
"Seeing through the fog."
Pros: Challenging, demanding, highly stressfull and never a dull moment. Working in a highly diverse and dynamic environment with critical decisions waiting around every corner.
Cons: The uncertainty of dealing with government agencies and trying to deliver against promises made to Staff and board members.

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Key Stats for School Superintendent

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
39%

Experience Affects School Superintendent Salaries

▲10%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$117,000

Experienced
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect School Superintendent Salaries

Human Resources
▲13%

Childhood Education
▲11%

Budgeting
▲6%

Budget Management
▲2%

Leadership
▼0%

National Average
$117,000

People Management
▼12%

Curriculum Planning
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 12%