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Principal Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$106,233 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Principal is $106,233 a year and $51 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Principal is between $74,787 and $131,741. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Principal. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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Job Summary

  • Directs and coordinates educational, administrative, and counseling activities of primary or secondary school.
  • Develops and evaluates educational program to ensure conformance to state and school board standards.
  • Develops and coordinates educational programs through meetings with staff, review of teachers' activities, and issuance of directives.
  • Typically requires certification from State.
Principal Job Prevalence in Seattle, Washington, United States

Job family: Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School

Job family population: 250,280

Estimated population of Principal jobs: 38,738

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Seattle, Washington

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

Principal Job Listings for Seattle, Washington

Principal Security PSP or CPP Certification
Jun 25
Seattle, WA, USA
General Contractor
Security Principal We are seeking Security Principal to add to our team Also seeking Senior LEVEL Project managers . Seattle, Washington. Through our commitment to strategic growth and continued ...
Principal Operations Program Manager
May 17
Seattle, WA, USA
Principal Operations Program Manager - Engineering Seattle, WA or Provo, UT Why Qualtrics? Qualtrics is the technology platform that organizations use to collect, manage, and act on experience data ...
Group Principal PM Manager
May 24
Redmond, WA, USA
We are looking for a Principal Lead Product Manager that is an experienced product and people leader with deep understanding of product vision, Azure is one of the fastest growing business at ...
Principal Consultant DBA
Jun 21
Seattle, United States
Cystems Logic
Title Principal Consultant DBA Location Seattle, WA Duration Long Term Qualification Bachler degree with minimum 10+ years of hands-on experience as database administrator in Oracle and SQL Server ...
May 7
Seattle, United States
North Highland Company
The Principal Client Lead role is highly visible and serves as the face of the firm to our clients by overseeing engagements, articulating and elevating our brand, bringing our capabilities to market ...
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