From Texas Association of School Boards
Superintendent Salary Survey Highlights
The average superintendent salary in Texas for 2012–13 is $127,358—up nearly 3.5 percent from 2011–12—according to the latest results from the annual TASB/TASA Superintendent Salary Survey:
This year more than half of districts (56 percent) gave their superintendents a pay increase. Districts with fewer than 500 students saw average superintendent salaries increase slightly, to $86,782 from $85,326 last year. In districts with more than 50,000 students, the average base pay is now $281,722, up from $268,812. Half of reported Texas superintendent salaries are less than $111,000.
Some 44 percent of Texas districts froze their superintendent’s salary for 2012–13. This was less than last year, when about 60 percent of superintendents did not receive a raise. The average pay increase to continuing superintendents was 2.5 percent. That’s up from last year, when average superintendent pay increases hit a 10-year low (1.6 percent).
Similar to last year, superintendents have been in their current job for an average of five years and have seven total years of experience as a superintendent in any district. Eleven percent of districts hired a new superintendent this year, nearly even with the prior year (12 percent). Seven hundred and forty-four Texas school districts participated in this year’s survey, representing 72 percent of districts statewide. Nineteen districts reported having an interim superintendent and are not included in the analysis.