TASB sent the superintendent survey questionnaire to 1,023 Texas public school districts and 750 districts responded for the 2016-17 school year, or 73 percent of districts in Texas.
According to TASB, the average superintendent salary for 2016-17 was $142,154, a 1.9 percent increase from 2015-16. Based on the survey data, superintendent salaries range from an average salary of $94,920 in districts with fewer than 500 students to an average salary of $308,184 in districts with more than 50,000 students.
Frisco ISD's newly named next superintendent, Mike Waldrip, will make a base salary of $293,000, which is below the average superintendent salary for a Texas school district with more than 50,000 students, according to TASB data. Superintendent Jeremy Lyon earned a base salary of $290,000 for the 2016-17 school year.
The following chart shows the range of the average superintendent salaries in Texas per district enrollment.
Source: Texas Association of School Boards/Community Impact Newspaper
The following map shows the annual base pay for area superintendents in 2016-17 as well as the enrollment for each district. Click on a locater on the map to receive details on that specific district.
Source: Texas Education Agency/Community Impact Newspaper