Troy Superintendent Fowler Among Top Paid in Michigan
A new Mackinac Center for Public Policy database shows her total compensation, including salary, benefits and deferred payments, totals more than $273,000.
While her salary ranks a bit higher, Troy School District Superintendent Dr. Barbara Fowler's total compensation package from the district makes her the seventh-highest paid top administrator in Michigan.
Fowler's $273,615 compensation package includes more than $57,000 in deferred compensation, split between pension and annuity, according to the database. According to budget transparency figures provided on the district's website, her salary in calendar year 2011 was $215,093 and her total compensation was $291,632.
Troy schools has the state's 16th highest enrollment, with more than 12,100 students. The second-largest district, Utica Community Schools, has the state's top paid superintendent, with a total compensation package of more than $300,000.
How do Troy schools compare with others nearby?
The Mackinac Center database includes information on all 606 Michigan districts, including those under an emergency manager and those that have no superintendent.