Fri November 8, 2013
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.