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Mississippi State Superintendent of Education highest paid in nation

The state superintendent of education for Mississippi makes nearly double the average salary for that position.

Mississippi superintendent of education Carey Wright makes $300,000 per year despite Mississippi ranking near the bottom in several education performance rankings.

Mississippi also has one of the lowest per-pupil spending rates in the country.

Arizona has the lowest pay rate for their superintendent at $85,000 per year.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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