What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
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.
There were 75 Superintendent (Education) job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 2179 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Elementary and Secondary School Administrator industry, which includes the Superintendent (Education) career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Superintendent (Education) jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $92,739.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $84,090.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Superintendent (Education) postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $67,197.
Education and Experience
Posted Superintendent (Education) 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.
Posted Superintendent (Education) 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 Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||19%|
|3 to 5 years||61%|
|6 to 8 years||9%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Superintendent (Education) 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.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Planning (37%)
- Communication Skills (31%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (21%)
- Organizational Skills (19%)
- Research (15%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Budgeting (40%)
- Teaching (26%)
- Scheduling (22%)
- Special Education (12%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Staff Management (18%)
- Training Programs (10%)
- Purchasing (10%)
- Strategic Planning (10%)
- Project Management (8%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Educational Programs (6%)
- Staff Development (5%)
- Collective Bargaining (4%)
- Curriculum Development (3%)
Salary Boosting Skills
A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- Collective Bargaining (4%) – marginal value $4,956
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Superintendent (Education) skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Assistant Superintendent
- Superintendent Of Schools
- Head Of Schools
- Deputy Head Of Schools
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.
- School Principal
- Assistant School Principal
- Elementary and Secondary School Administrator
- Director of Special Education
- Student Support Administrator
- School Athletic Director
- Director of Instruction / Curriculum Specialist
- Dean (General)
- Dean of Students
- Physical Education Teacher
Here are the employers that have posted the most Superintendent (Education) jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Troon Company (61)
- Kipp Dc (29)
- Troon Golf (28)
- Kipp Foundation (26)
- Smithfield Foods (24)
- Smithfield Foods (9)
- Ta Loving Company (5)
- Union County Public Schools (3)
- Uma Geotechnical (3)
- Messer (3)
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!
- Educational Administration and Supervision Doctoral Degrees
- School Administration Master's Degrees
- Statistics Education Graduate Certificates