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Superintendent (Education)

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.

Job Outlook

There were 30 Superintendent (Education) job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1699 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:

Salary

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.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $97,305.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $72,605.

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 $68,396.

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.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree39%
Master's Degree55%
Doctoral Degree5%
Other1%

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 ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years13%
3 to 5 years64%
6 to 8 years10%
9+ years13%

Skills

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.

Baseline Skills

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

  • Planning (34%)
  • Communication Skills (32%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (20%)
  • Organizational Skills (18%)
  • Research (15%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Budgeting (38%)
  • Teaching (26%)
  • Scheduling (21%)
  • Special Education (11%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Staff Management (20%)
  • Purchasing (9%)
  • Supervisory Skills (9%)
  • Training Programs (9%)
  • Repair (8%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Educational Programs (6%)
  • Staff Development (6%)
  • Curriculum Development (4%)

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.

  • Labor Relations (3%) – marginal value $3,832

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Superintendent
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Superintendent Of Schools
  • 2Nd Assistant Superintendent
  • Deputy Head Of Schools

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 Superintendent (Education) jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Troon Company (73)
  • Troon Golf (30)
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (26)
  • Uncommon Schools Incorporated (24)
  • Thenewstribune Com (19)

North Carolina

  • Smithfield Foods (7)
  • Troon Company (4)
  • Kannapolis City Schools (2)
  • Carteret County Government (2)
  • Wake County Schools (2)

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!

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