Public school superintendents are some of the highest paid government employees in Texas, oftentimes raking in several times what other top officials earn, like the governor. Their enormous pay is outsized when compared to national standards too.
From the University of Texas at Arlington:
“In the United States, the average annual salary of a school superintendent was $117,216 in 2018.
“In Texas, the current salary average of a superintendent of a district with a student body between 5,000 and 9,999 is $207,090. The current salary average for a Texas superintendent overseeing a student population between 10,000 and 24,000 is $238,552. As you may have noticed, both of these averages are well above the national average.”
Superintendents of districts over 50,000 make an average of $321,253, far above the national average.
It’s worth noting that the figures above (and the figures below) exclude the value of other taxpayer-provided benefits, which may include: bonuses, car allowances, cell phone allowances, internet service allowances, housing allowances, allowances for business expenses, health insurance subsidies, life insurance, long-term disability, various retirement benefits and contributions, and membership dues paid to civic, private, and professional organizations for professional development.
So just who are the highest paid public school superintendents? Check out the list below to find out.