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Michigan’s Highest Paid Public School And College Officials

No. 1 got $516,288 last year

The list below shows the gross pay of the most highly compensated individuals employed by Michigan school districts, community colleges and state universities in the the 2020-21 school year; their increase or decrease from the previous year follows in parentheses. The gross pay data includes the pay of those who are enrolled in the Michigan Public Schools Employees Retirement System.

Curtis Ivery, chancellor, Wayne Community College, $516,288 (-$9,708)

Lisa Hagel, superintendent, Genesee County Intermediate School District, $319,688 (+$9,837)

Nikolai Vitti, superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District, $311,653 (+$8,100)

Robert Shaner, superintendent, Rochester Community Schools, $293,492 (+$32,229)

Rose Bellanca, president, Washtenaw Community College, $282,900 (+132)

Mary Goodnow, president, Delta College, $279,567 (+$7,377)

James Sawyer IV, president, Macomb Community College, $276,737 (+$5,775)

Michael Devault, superintendent, Macomb Intermediate School District, $270,807 (+$480)

Michael Shibler, superintendent, Rockford Public Schools, $262,196 (+$9,110)

Kenneth Gutman, superintendent, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools, $257,153 (+$11,197)

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