Over the last few legislative sessions, policymakers have entertained a variety of proposals to place reasonable limitations on public sector administrator salaries. Such proposals—i.e., HB 1476 (88R), HB 1740 (86R), HB 4627 (86R), and SB 721 (86R)—have been driven, in large part, by growing public outrage over supersized superintendent salaries.

While lawmakers have yet to pass any substantive reform in this area, it’s easy to see, based on the data, what taxpayers are upset about and why this issue isn’t going away any time soon.

Listed below are the top 25 highest paid superintendents in Texas. Note that the base pay amount does not include any of the generous benefits that are often provided, including: bonuses, allowances, healthcare, retirement, and more.