With a new Framingham superintendent hired, and news that Newton's superintendent earns more than $247,000, what is the going rate for the job?
Check out this searchable database of 2006-07 salaries.
The Globe found that the average superintendent salary in eastern Massachusetts was $147,500 a year, swelled by perks and benefits that are often worth more than $10,000. A bulk of the highest paid were in Boston's western suburbs.
Ten superintendents received $23,000 in benefits.
In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Framingham School Committee chose Steven Hiersche as the school district's new superintendent. Hiersche, who is superintendent for Watertown Public Schools, will begin work in Framingham on July 1.