For the majority, most NJ school superintendents salaries have fallen in line with Governor Christie's salary cap which tops out at $175,000. But as with any state position, there are the few that circumvent the cap due to some exemption or they were signed prior to the cap going into place.

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The list of the 10 highest school superintendents in 2012-13 is based on data released this month by the state Department of Education. Bonuses or other non-salary compensation are not included in these figures. Superintendents can also be eligible for up to 15 percent bonuses.

The top 10 salaries range anywhere from $264,000 to $240,000.