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 Saginaw City School District $220,620 $160,000 $21,543 $7,800 12 32 8,126 2010-2014
$15,277 $16,000 $0
2 Saginaw Township Community Schools $198,102 $135,183 $33,094 $0 24 30 5,160 2001-2014
$11,847 $10,814 $7,164
3 Saginaw ISD $194,775 $144,228 $29,028 $963 15 31 361 2012-2015
$15,556 $5,000 $0
4 Freeland Community School District $186,586 $126,209 $29,820 $0 12 23 1,830 2012-2014
$17,937 $12,620 $0
5 St. Charles Community Schools $173,695 $107,425 $30,930 $0 12 30 1,081 2012-2015
$11,201 $15,039 $9,100
6 Swan Valley School District $168,439 $112,676 $24,336 $3,600 14 25 1,813 2011-2015
$18,807 $7,893 $1,127
7 Frankenmuth School District $164,804 $115,051 $28,763 $0 n/a 25 1,203 2011-2013
$20,990 $0 $0
8 Birch Run Area School District $160,323 $120,000 $21,986 $0 12 28 1,872 2010-2013
$18,337 $0 $0
9 Hemlock Public School District $147,383 $95,000 $23,750 $3,300 12 20 1,297 2012-2013
$15,333 $10,000 $0
10 Carrollton School District $130,097 $96,393 $23,577 $0 10 22 2,114 2008-2012
$9,327 $0 $800
11 Merrill Community Schools $129,748 $82,875 $20,791 $4,800 13 25 756 2011-2015
$21,282 $0 $0
12 Chesaning Union Schools $129,588 $97,750 $24,438 $2,400 n/a 28 1,723 2012-2014
n/a $5,000 $0
13 Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District $128,516 $95,000 $16,675 $0 18 25 1,437 2011-2013
$16,841 $0 $0
14 Buena Vista School District $124,650 $105,000 $19,650 $0 n/a n/a 794 2012-2014
n/a $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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