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Updated February 9, 2022
Average Superintendent Salary
$79,000 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More
$38.39 hourly

Entry level Salary
$47,000 yearly
$47,000
10 %
$79,000
Median
$133,000
90 %
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What is a Superintendent's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$133,000$11,083$64
75th Percentile$104,000$8,667$50
Average$79,847$6,654$38
25th Percentile$60,000$5,000$29
10th Percentile$47,000$3,917$23

Average Superintendent Salary By State

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Superintendent average salary by State

StateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
Alabama$71,280$34.27100
Alaska$61,463$29.5538
Arizona$102,400$49.23234
Arkansas$69,032$33.1946
California$113,411$54.521,017
Colorado$78,221$37.61246
Connecticut$92,935$44.6870
Delaware$74,323$35.7329
District of Columbia$79,471$38.2198
Florida$62,835$30.21552
Georgia$74,611$35.87282
Hawaii$75,022$36.0733
Idaho$90,796$43.6556
Illinois$85,334$41.03208
Indiana$83,892$40.33120
Iowa$75,932$36.51105
Kansas$71,497$34.3768
Kentucky$77,500$37.2653
Louisiana$88,156$42.3888
Maine$99,305$47.7431
Maryland$87,149$41.90161
Massachusetts$108,592$52.21184
Michigan$94,218$45.30144
Minnesota$79,379$38.16108
Mississippi$72,060$34.6441
Missouri$86,403$41.5495
Montana$64,326$30.9368
Nebraska$65,470$31.4862
Nevada$100,809$48.4791
New Hampshire$106,774$51.3326
New Jersey$92,388$44.42124
New Mexico$85,872$41.2866
New York$105,828$50.88263
North Carolina$77,055$37.05339
North Dakota$89,959$43.2553
Ohio$86,809$41.74187
Oklahoma$89,473$43.0255
Oregon$106,283$51.10134
Pennsylvania$94,359$45.36220
Rhode Island$85,001$40.8721
South Carolina$64,602$31.06119
South Dakota$81,545$39.2031
Tennessee$69,765$33.54176
Texas$91,984$44.22643
Utah$82,312$39.57115
Vermont$104,080$50.0418
Virginia$75,050$36.08332
Washington$102,953$49.50236
West Virginia$93,401$44.9026
Wisconsin$85,054$40.89113
Wyoming$72,689$34.9532

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Highest Paying Cities For Superintendent

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CityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
San Francisco, CA$124,866$60.03
Boston, MA$108,504$52.17
New York, NY$105,232$50.59
Seattle, WA$105,124$50.54
Portland, OR$104,501$50.24
Phoenix, AZ$102,768$49.41

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How much does a Superintendent make?

  • The average Superintendent makes $79,847 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a Superintendent is $38.39.
  • The average entry-level Superintendent salary is $47,000.
  • Highest paying states for Superintendent are California ($113,411), Massachusetts ($108,592), New Hampshire ($113,411) and Oregon ($113,411).
  • Highest paying cities for Superintendent are New York, NY ($124,866), Boston, MA, New York, NY, Seattle, WA and Portland, OR.
  • Superintendents on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $47,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $133,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $104,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $60,000
  • Industries with the highest Superintendent salaries are Construction, Manufacturing and Professional.

Average Superintendent Salary Over Time

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    Superintendent Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$79,800$38.39+2.1%
    2021$78,200$37.57+1.1%
    2020$77,300$37.15+1.0%
    2019$76,500$36.79+2.0%
    2018$75,000$36.06+2.3%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Superintendent Salary
    A school director oversees educational programs, ensuring everything runs smoothly and efficiently. They typically gather and analyze data, review reports, monitor faculty staff's performance and the progress of all teaching methods, and resolve issues should any arise. They usually work together with the teaching staff to research and develop educational curricula and programs, participate in hiring educators, and supervise staff. Moreover, a school director leads and encourages the workforce to reach goals while implementing the school's policies and regulations, developing new ones when necessary.
    Controls Project Manager

    Avg. salary: $110,344

    A Controls Project Manager supervises the project control of engineering and construction projects. They are responsible for estimating costs, monitoring work progress, and quality assurance.
    Installation Manager

    Avg. salary: $81,524

    An installation manager is primarily in charge of overseeing a company's installation projects, ensuring efficiency and timeliness. It is their duty to set goals and objectives, manage budgets and schedules, liaise with clients to identify their needs and preferences, and develop strategies to optimize installation processes, prioritizing customer satisfaction. Furthermore, as an installation manager, it is essential to lead and encourage the workforce to reach goals, all while implementing the safety standards and regulations for a safe work environment.
    Director Of Construction

    Avg. salary: $134,847

    A Director Of Construction is responsible for supervision of all construction-related projects. They review project progress, address issues, and adjust schedules and budgets.
    Construction Manager

    Avg. salary: $85,298

    A construction manager oversees a construction site and its workers, ensuring efficiency in the workforce and overall operations. They work in an office within the construction site to meet and coordinate with architects, contractors, and clients. They must also hire the required workforce, identify and resolve issues, maintain daily reports and communication with clients, and prioritize a safe work environment. Above all, they must see that all of the required protocols are met, including the target completion time and budget.
    Site/Project Manager

    Avg. salary: $78,719

    Site/project managers are professionals who are responsible for managing construction projects and ensuring that these projects are completed on time and within budget. These managers must make sure that the projects are following the specifications and requirements of their clients while liaising with quantity surveyors to monitor costs. They must supervise construction as well as select tools and materials to be used in completing construction projects. Site/project managers must also conduct safety inspections to ensure that construction sites are following health and safety protocols.
    School Director

    Avg. salary: $71,769

    A school director oversees educational programs, ensuring everything runs smoothly and efficiently. They typically gather and analyze data, review reports, monitor faculty staff's performance and the progress of all teaching methods, and resolve issues should any arise. They usually work together with the teaching staff to research and develop educational curricula and programs, participate in hiring educators, and supervise staff. Moreover, a school director leads and encourages the workforce to reach goals while implementing the school's policies and regulations, developing new ones when necessary.

    Average Salary By Related Field

    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Controls Project Manager$110,345$9,195$53.05132,375
    Installation Manager$81,524$6,794$39.1994,035
    Director Of Construction$134,847$11,237$64.8328,660
    Construction Manager$85,299$7,108$41.0141,079
    Site/Project Manager$78,719$6,560$37.85132,883
    School Director$71,770$5,981$34.5037,622
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    Highest Paying Companies For Superintendents

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    1$158,057
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    3$154,630
    4$150,205
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    Average Superintendent Salary by Demographic

    Superintendent Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $96,879
    female-income
    Female Income
    $87,890
    GenderIncome
    Male$96,879
    Female$87,890
    Median Superintendent Income by Race
    Asian Superintendents have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Superintendents have the lowest average salary at $88,074.
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    Superintendent Income by Race

    EthnicitySalary
    White$90,034
    Black or African American$88,074
    Asian$97,726
    Hispanic or Latino$93,737
    Average Superintendent Salary by Education Level
    Superintendents with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $106,649 annually. With a Masters degree, Superintendents earn a median annual income of $87,890 compared to $68,708 for Superintendents with an Bachelors degree.
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    Superintendent Salary by Education Level

    EducationSalary
    Master's Degree$87,890
    Bachelor's Degree$68,708
    Doctorate Degree$106,649

    Superintendent Salaries FAQs

    What is a good starting salary for a Superintendent?

    A good starting salary for a superintendent is $47,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a superintendent in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for superintendents is $79,847, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a superintendent can vary by state.

    Do superintendents make a lot of money?

    Yes, superintendents make a lot of money. Superintendents are the chief executives of a school system. They are charged with the overall supervision of the entire school system, including its schools, the teachers, principals, and support staff, and ensuring that all of the school district's policies are carried out as designed.

    Who is the highest-paid school superintendent in the United States?

    The highest-paid school superintendent in the United States presides over the school districts in Long Island, New York. This superintendent is paid around $330,000 in a year.

    Superintendents earned a median salary of $165,000 in a year. The salaries of school superintendents in the United States range from $107,000 to over $229,000 in a year.

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