ELIZABETH, NJ — In the year of coronavirus, school district superintendent salaries increased 2.9% statewide to a median cost of $174,689, up from $169,689 the year before, recently released state Education Department data show.
Elizabeth Superintendent Olga Hugelmeyer makes $210,000 in 2020-21, statewide records indicate.
Enrollment increased this school year, state data indicate.
The highest-listed salary statewide comes from Passaic County Technical Institute where Superintendent Diana Lobosco made $324,274 for the 2020-21 academic year, the data show. Prior to her December retirement, Lobosco served the Wayne-based district for 37 years.
Most public school system superintendents, more than 550 identified statewide, receive at least $100,000 in salary. The salaries have been rising following Gov. Phil Murphy’s move in 2019 to lift superintendent pay caps amid reports that the limits enacted eight years prior were draining the field of qualified talent for school leadership.
This list only includes superintendents and does not detail other remuneration for their employment, such as health benefits and retirement payouts. Sort and scroll through the superintendent salaries below. The figures are based on information school districts report to the state Department of Education in budget summaries.