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School Principal Salary

$96,127 (USD)

Average Salary

$46/hr

Average Hourly

$5,316

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 05, 2019

The average pay for a School Principal is $96,127 a year and $46 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a School Principal is between $67,672 and $119,208. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a School Principal. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • 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.
School Principal Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School

Job family population: 263,120

Estimated population of School Principal jobs: 40,726

Rate of error: 0.8%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$111,437
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About United States

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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

School Principal Job Listings for United States

Principal
Dec 4
North Las Vegas, NV, USA
Imagine Schools
Principal/School Leader FLSA Classification: Exempt Reports to: Regional Director Position Description: Manage and provide education services to students. Oversee and direct school faculty and staff
Intern Principal Preparation Team - IDEA Public Schools (Immediate Opening)
Nov 22
Austin, United States
IDEA Public Schools
IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When ... IDEA Public Schools' Principal Preparation Team mission is to recruit, hire, develop, and retain an ...
Principal in Residence - IDEA Greater Houston Region (20-21)
Nov 20
IDEA Public Schools
IDEA Public Schools is seeking the best and brightest instructional leaders in the nation to join our Principal in Residence 2020-2021 cohort. The Principal in Residence Program is for ...
Assistant Principal, Student Programs (Special Education)
Nov 20
Concord, United States
Contra Costa County Education
Marchus School, Concord, CA and Mauzy School, Alamo, CA PROGRAM INFORMATION: The Contra Costa County Office of Education announces the opportunity to apply for the position of Assistant Principal ...
Principal Fellow (Immediate Start SY19-20) - Troy
Nov 18
Troy, United States
Uncommon Schools
Company Description Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 54 outstanding public charter ... The Principal Fellowship provides a robust development process to prepare leaders to lead a school ...

The average pay for a School Principal is $96,127 a year and $46 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a School Principal is between $67,672 and $119,208. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a School Principal. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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