Average Early-Career School Superintendent Salary

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The average salary for an Early-Career School Superintendent is $103,353.
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Job Description for School Superintendent

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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Popular Skills for School Superintendent

Skills in Leadership, Strategic Planning, Operations Management and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for School Superintendent

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. A mid-career School Superintendent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $121,293 based on 47 salaries. An experienced School Superintendent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $119,929 based on 94 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $126,423.

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