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Education Superintendent

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

An Education Superintendent is responsible for the leadership and management of a school district. Implements the school board's vision by making strategic decisions about educational programs, spending, staff, and facilities. The superintendent hires, supervises, and manages the central staff and principals.

Job Outlook

There were 229 Education Superintendent job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 4992 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Elementary and Secondary School Administrator industry, which includes the Education Superintendent career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Education Superintendent jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $91,577.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $80,261.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Education Superintendent postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $74,976.

Education and Experience

Posted Education Superintendent jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree10.5%
Bachelor's Degree39.5%
Master's Degree16.35%
Doctoral Degree6.35%
Other31.11%

Posted Education Superintendent jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years16.2%
3 to 5 years57.53%
6 to 8 years13.57%
9+ years12.7%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Education Superintendent positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Operations (40.22%)
  • Management (35.7%)
  • Leadership (35.08%)
  • Communication (33.93%)
  • Planning (21.11%)
  • Supervision (13.38%)
  • Customer Service (12.94%)
  • Scheduling (12.2%)
  • Coordinating (12.06%)
  • Problem Solving (11.4%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Environment Health And Safety (9.22%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (12.26%)
  • Operations Management (16.36%)
  • Auditing (16.68%)
  • Occupational Safety And Health (10.39%)
  • Procurement (8.26%)
  • Project Management (24.36%)
  • Performance Management (6.5%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Education Superintendent skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Superintendent
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Production Superintendent
  • Superintendent of Schools
  • Shift Superintendent
  • School Superintendent
  • Deputy Superintendent
  • Project Superintendent
  • Operations Superintendent
  • Electrical Superintendent

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Education Superintendent jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • GPAC (125)
  • Michael Foods (73)
  • Oklahoma State School Boards Association (64)
  • CyberCoders (62)
  • JBS Usa (60)
  • Georgia-Pacific (50)
  • Pilgrim's Pride (47)
  • Mcpherson & Jacobson (37)
  • Otis Elevator Company (34)
  • Uncommon Schools (31)

North Carolina

  • Mountaire Farms (15)
  • GPAC (14)
  • State of North Carolina (13)
  • CyberCoders (9)
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (7)
  • JBS Usa (6)
  • Pilgrim's Pride (6)
  • Baker Roofing (5)
  • Haven Ventures (5)
  • Butterball (4)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!