Mobile Co. Schools Chief Is Highest Paid In Ala.
New figures released by the Alabama Department of Education show Mobile County schools Superintendent Martha Peek is the highest-paid in the state.
AL.com reports that Peek earns an annual salary of $204,000 overseeing the largest school system in Alabama with an enrollment of 59,000 students.
Second on the list is Birmingham City Schools' Craig Witherspoon, who earns $202,155 overseeing a system with 24,629 students.
AL.com says other top earners include Tuscaloosa City's superintendent Paul McKendrick who earns $198,900; Mountain Brook's Richard Barlow who earns $192,260; and Jefferson County's superintendent Stephen Nowlin who earns $189,162.
Jefferson County is the second-largest system statewide with an enrollment of 36,279 students.
The salaries don't include other possible benefits such as bonuses or car allowances.