At $119,698, the average pay for school superintendents in St. Lawrence County is the fifth-lowest in New York State.
The figures come from a report on pay for superintendents in the 2013-14 school year from the state Education Department by way of the New York State School Boards Association.
Three of the four counties below St. Lawrence on the list are in the North Country. The lowest average pay is in Essex County, at $105,917; next is Franklin County, $109,325; next is Allegany County, in western New York, at $111,406; then it’s back to the North Country for the fourth-lowest, Hamilton County, at $113,458.
The county with the highest average superintendent pay is Westchester, just north of New York City, at $247,418, more than twice what the average St. Lawrence County superintendent gets. Nassau County, just east of New York City, is second at $243,142.
Statewide, the average is $166,639, up .04 percent from the 2012-13 school year.
The figures do not include salaries for BOCES superintendents or superintendents in the “big five” city school districts in New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers.