Attn: Unit 5 School Board

by:  Diane Benjamin

When Gary Niehaus was hired he got a HUGE raise:



Since you obviously need help setting salaries, here’s what Dr Mark Daniel is currently earning.  Think you can be a little more fiscally responsible this time?

Michigan Public School Superintendent Compensation Database

This database presents the estimated total compensation and current contract for every public school district superintendent in Michigan. The Mackinac Center compiled this information based on data provided directly by school districts and intermediate school districts in 2012. 

District Total Salary Pension Travel Sick Days Vac. Days Enroll-
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Insurance Annuity Other
1 Dowagiac Union School District $176,328 $120,000 $32,675 $0 12 25 2,438 2011-2014
$18,653 $5,000 $0
  • “Insurance” can include medical, dental, life, vision, long-term disability or “cash-in-lieu” payments.
  • “Other” can include longevity payments or merit-based awards, among other things.
  • Does not include federal payroll taxes.

*Total compensation does not include salary paid on a per diem basis.

$120,000 + per contract $5000 per year increase – total $135,000




One thought on “Attn: Unit 5 School Board

  1. I am so sorry he did not get a raise in 2011. We need to raise taxes so that that never happens again. 8-/

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