Michigan Public School Superintendent Compensation Database

This database presents the estimated total compensation and current contract for every public school district superintendent in Michigan. The Mackinac Center originally compiled this information based on data provided directly by school districts and intermediate school districts in 2012. Based on responses received to information requests, most of the districts have been updated for 2016.

Please note that the amounts reported here may not precisely match current superintendent earnings, but is based on the latest information the district has made available to the public. Additionally, many pension contributions have been estimated based on a standard MPSERS employer contribution rate.

District Total Salary Pension Travel Sick Days Vac. Days Enroll-
ment
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Insurance Annuity Other
1 Jackson ISD $205,850 $133,387 $34,387 $6,000 14 20 1,257 2016-2019
$14,076 $0 $18,000
2 Jackson Public Schools $202,048 $147,900 $38,129 $2,400 30 25 5,181 2016-2019
$6,224 $7,395 $0
3 Northwest Community Schools $193,314 $127,260 $32,808 $0 14.4 50 3,080 2016-2019
$18,247 $15,000 $0
4 Western School District $189,738 $127,500 $32,870 $5,100 18 30 2,946 2015-2018
$19,269 $5,000 $0
5 Michigan Center School District $170,078 $120,000 $30,936 $2,000 12 20 1,409 2015-2018
$5,942 $10,000 $1,200
6 Grass Lake Community Schools $167,750 $115,000 $29,647 $1,500 12 20 1,293 2016-2018
$19,243 $0 $2,360
7 Hanover-Horton Schools $153,822 $105,500 $27,198 $4,800 12 20 1,127 2015-2019
$15,324 $1,000 $0
8 Vandercook Lake Public Schools $150,006 $100,926 $26,019 $0 12 20 1,215 2016-2019
$18,061 $5,000 $0
9 Napoleon Community Schools $149,010 $105,712 $27,253 $4,800 12 20 1,362 2015-2017
$11,245 $0 $0
10 Springport Public Schools $146,034 $101,338 $26,125 $0 18 20 927 2015-2020
$8,071 $10,500 $0
11 Concord Community Schools $129,815 $102,000 $26,296 $0 12 25 748 2016-2019
$1,520 $0 $0
12 East Jackson Community Schools $25* $25/day $0 $0 0 0 1,075 2016-2016 Interim
$0 $0 $0
  • "Insurance" can include medical, dental, life, vision, long-term disability or "cash-in-lieu" payments.
  • "Other" can include longevity payments or merit-based awards, among other things.
  • Does not include federal payroll taxes.

*Total compensation does not include salary paid on a per diem basis.

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