The new National Survey of Salaries and Wages in Public Schools (2005-06) is out. This result is surprising:
Among superintendents, females out-earn males by more than $9,000, a margin of about 8 percent. District leaders from black and Hispanic racial and ethnic backgrounds earn average salaries between 21 percent and 25 percent higher than their white counterparts. Pay is highest for black and Hispanic females with average annual salaries topping $155,000.
For administrators, pay is highest in large districts. Teacher pay tends to be best in mid-sized districts.