How much does a School Superintendent make in the United States? The average School Superintendent salary in the United States is $175,846 as of September 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $143,644 and $212,188. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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School Superintendent Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile School Superintendent Salary $114,326 US September 25, 2023
25th Percentile School Superintendent Salary $143,644 US September 25, 2023
50th Percentile School Superintendent Salary $175,846 US September 25, 2023
75th Percentile School Superintendent Salary $212,188 US September 25, 2023
90th Percentile School Superintendent Salary $245,276 US September 25, 2023
25% $143,644 10% $114,326 90% $245,276 75% $212,188 $175,846 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for School Superintendent

School Superintendent directs and manages a school district. Oversees all aspects of the district's operational policies, objectives, initiatives. Being a School Superintendent is responsible for the attainment of short- and long-term financial and operational goals for the school system. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, School Superintendent typically reports to top management. May require a master's degree. The School Superintendent manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a School Superintendent typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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