MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - Almost $300,000, $275,000 to be exact, that's how much Orlando Riddick will be paid annually.
A salary that compares favorably to others in the state.
According to superintendent salaries reported to the Texas Education Agency for the 2016-2017 school year, Riddick would make the most in Region-18 and 46th statewide.
$600 per month would go to travel expenses Riddick would need to get around throughout the district by car.
$100 per month would go to cell phone usage for Riddick provided by the district.
The board also helped Riddick with moving expense and benefits.
The contract says the board can review and adjust the salary, it just can't be lower than the amount agreed on.
Riddick will officially begin his term as the new superintendent July 1st.