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?School district Enrollment Compensation Utica 29,541 $300,789 Troy 12,125 $273,615 Warren Con. 15,947 $271,122 Bloomfield Hills 5,459 $259,763 Birmingham 8,256 $253,396 Rochester 14,949 $235,679 Royal Oak 5,322 $220,432
The Mackinac Center database includes information on all 606 Michigan districts, including those under an emergency manager and those that have no superintendent.