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Corinth School District’s Superintendent Edward Childress is the highest paid at his position in Mississippi, earning $210,780 this school year.

Tupelo Public School District, which had the highest-paid superintendent in 2016-17, is a close second, with Superintendent Robert Picou making $209,220.

The median salary for 2018-19 was $115,000. The rest of top 10 were as follows:

Edward Childress, Corinth School District: $210,780

Robert Picou, Tupelo Public School District: $209,220

Cory Uselton, DeSoto County School District: $195,000

Matthew Dillon, Petal School District: $190,000

Kimber Halliburton, Madison County School District: $186,000

David Daigneault, Grenada School District: $183,200

Arthur McMillan, Biloxi Public School District: $180,299

Eddie Peasant, Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District: $180,000

Bonita Coleman, Ocean Springs School District: $175,397

Evelyn Townsend, Rankin County School District: $175,000

Errick Greene, who recently took charge of Jackson Public Schools, made $171,690.

Look for your school district’s superintendent below, using records from the Department of Education:

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Alex Rozier, from New York City, is Mississippi Today’s data and environment reporter. His work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Open Secrets, and on NBC.com. In 2019, Alex was a grantee through the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines program, which supported his coverage around the impact of climate change on Mississippi fisheries.