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 Grand Rapids Public Schools $329,579 $207,794 $53,569 $7,200 n/a 32 16,453 2014-2019
$13,463 $40,000 $0
2 Rockford Public Schools $297,353 $212,635 $54,817 $0 12 20 7,912 2015-2020
$12,484 $16,117 $1,300
3 Forest Hills Public Schools $281,043 $187,729 $48,397 $900 30 25 9,988 2015-2020
$25,262 $18,686 $69
4 Kent I.S.D. $258,392 $190,000 $48,982 $0 n/a 25 2,944 2015-2018
$10,860 $8,550 $0
5 Kentwood Public Schools $257,151 $195,700 $50,451 $0 0 30 8,922 2016-2019
$0 $11,000 $0
6 Wyoming Public Schools $245,634 $182,757 $47,115 $0 0 0 4,437 2016-2018
$15,762 $0 $0
7 East Grand Rapids Public Schools $241,076 $159,868 $41,214 $6,996 12 25 2,960 2006-2018
$2,998 $30,000 n/a
8 Grandville Public Schools $233,891 $167,865 $43,276 $6,000 0 25 5,604 2016-2019
$9,551 $6,000 $1,200
9 Caledonia Community Schools $231,574 $168,501 $43,440 $0 0 0 4,638 2016-2018
$19,634 $0 $0
10 Byron Center Public Schools $227,940 $153,116 $39,473 $0 20 30 3,836 2013-2018
$18,508 $16,843 $0
11 Cedar Springs Public Schools $224,160 $152,796 $39,391 $0 10 25 3,434 2016-2019
$18,221 $13,752 $0
12 Lowell Area Schools $223,360 $156,111 $40,245 $6,600 14 25 3,820 2015-2020
$5,403 $15,000 $0
13 Godwin Heights Public Schools $222,847 $145,500 $37,510 $6,500 15 20 2,210 2015-2018
$18,137 $14,000 $1,200
14 Kenowa Hills Public Schools $202,518 $138,320 $35,659 $0 18 25 3,261 2016-2019
$18,539 $10,000 $0
15 Northview Public School District $197,849 $139,500 $35,963 $3,600 20 25 3,389 2016-2018
$9,235 $8,000 $1,550
16 Sparta Area Schools $191,944 $152,107 $39,213 $0 12 20 2,645 2016-2019
$624 $0 $0
17 Godfrey-Lee Public Schools $186,700 $121,481 $31,318 $6,000 0 25 1,958 2013-2017
$14,145 $12,600 $1,000
18 Kelloggsville Public Schools $186,406 $148,200 $38,206 $0 0 10 2,241 2016-2018
$0 $0 $0
19 Comstock Park Public Schools $185,439 $127,471 $32,862 $0 12 20 2,042 2014-2017
$20,105 $5,000 $0
20 Kent City Community Schools $83,958 $66,750 $17,208 $0 0 0 1,311 2015-2017
$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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