Average School Superintendent Salary

$118,392
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$6,000
Bonus
$8,950
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The average salary for a School Superintendent is $118,392.
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$83k
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$118k
90%
$195k
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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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What Are Popular Skills for School Superintendents?

Skills in Operations Management and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Team Leadership, Strategic Planning and Leadership.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for School Superintendents?

An entry-level School Superintendent with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $115,357 based on 5 salaries. An early career School Superintendent with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,470 based on 54 salaries. A mid-career School Superintendent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,849 based on 46 salaries. An experienced School Superintendent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $121,944 based on 89 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $127,193.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with School Superintendent in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 35.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (26.7% more) and Chicago, Illinois (18.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (15.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 290 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.7%
Early Career
18.6%
Mid Career
15.9%
Experienced
30.7%
Late Career
33.1%