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 Saginaw ISD $204,034 $147,735 $38,086 $0 15 25 916 2016-2020
$15,258 $0 $2,955
2 Birch Run Area School District $200,828 $144,500 $37,252 $0 12 25 1,891 2016-2019
$18,476 $0 $600
3 Saginaw Township Community Schools $189,087 $136,000 $35,061 $0 22 25 4,933 2012-2019
$18,026 $0 $0
4 Freeland Community School District $188,529 $126,209 $32,537 $0 12 20 1,883 2016-2018
$15,688 $12,621 $1,475
5 Carrollton School District $176,879 $117,400 $30,266 $3,600 12 30 2,027 2016-2020
$19,893 $5,000 $720
6 Saginaw City School District $175,423 $130,000 $33,514 $0 12 0 6,356 2015-2018
$1,081 $10,828 $0
7 Swan Valley School District $174,030 $111,100 $28,642 $3,600 14 20 1,800 2016-2019
$18,468 $12,221 $0
8 Frankenmuth School District $167,112 $115,051 $29,660 $4,200 n/a 25 1,241 2016-2018
$18,201 $0 $0
9 St. Charles Community Schools $157,280 $106,000 $27,327 $3,600 12 20 993 2016-2019
$11,873 $8,480 $0
10 Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District $147,172 $95,000 $24,491 $0 15 25 1,587 2016-2018
$15,281 $12,400 $0
11 Chesaning Union Schools $145,330 $95,365 $24,585 $2,400 30 40 1,530 2016-2021
$17,980 $5,000 $0
12 Hemlock Public School District $143,506 $95,000 $24,491 $3,600 12 20 1,898 2016-2021
$15,415 $5,000 $0
13 Merrill Community Schools $132,110 $85,000 $21,913 $4,800 13 25 633 2014-2017
$20,397 $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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