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 compiled this information based on data provided directly by school districts and intermediate school districts in 2012. Please note that some districts did not report pension contributions as part of total compensation; these have been estimated for some districts.

District Total Salary Pension Travel Sick Days Vac. Days Enroll-
ment
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Insurance Annuity Other
1 Jackson ISD $184,906 $120,000 $30,000 $6,000 14 26 387 2012-2015
$14,406 $13,000 $1,500
2 Jackson Public Schools $183,218 $134,250 $33,563 $0 12 25 6,141 2009-2012
n/a $10,500 $4,905
3 Grass Lake Community Schools $170,920 $117,542 $29,386 $0 10 22 1,270 2011-2014
$14,992 $9,000 $0
4 Western School District $170,323 $116,500 $29,125 $0 18 30 2,927 2012-2015
$17,611 $4,660 $2,427
5 Columbia School District $158,217 $107,161 $26,790 $6,000 12 22 1,614 2011-2013
$18,266 $0 $0
6 Vandercook Lake Public Schools $156,944 $104,913 $25,661 $0 12 22 1,294 2011-2014
$20,321 $6,049 $0
7 Northwest Community Schools $151,000 $120,000 $30,000 $0 14 22 2,856 2012-2014
n/a $1,000 $0
8 Hanover-Horton Schools $150,365 $113,892 $28,473 $0 0 20 1,285 2011-2014
n/a $8,000 $0
9 Napoleon Community Schools $149,462 $102,613 $17,238 $4,800 12 22 1,525 2010-2012
$19,111 $5,700 $0
10 Springport Public Schools $135,455 $97,869 $24,467 $0 18 23 1,033 2012-2017
$10,119 $3,000 $0
11 Michigan Center School District $133,375 $99,500 $24,875 $2,000 9 23 1,391 2011-2014
n/a $7,000 $0
12 Concord Community Schools $120,932 $95,550 $19,862 $0 12 23 815 2011-2014
$5,520 $0 $0
13 East Jackson Community Schools n/a $400/day $0 $0 0 0 1,291 2011-2013 Contracted Service
$0 $0 n/a
  • "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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