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.

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Alex Rozier, a native of New York City, is Mississippi Today’s data reporter. He analyzes data and creates visuals that further inform our reporting. He also reports on the environment, transportation and Mississippi culture and is a member of the engagement team. Alex, whose work has appeared in the Boston Globe and Open Secrets, has a bachelor’s in journalism from Boston University.