Alternate Job Titles: School Principal, Headmaster, Principal
How much does a School Principal make? The median annual School Principal salary is $101,722, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $89,845-$114,426, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title School Principal in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of School Principal in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical School Principal in the United States is $101,722, so 50% of the people who perform the job of School Principal in the United States are expected to make less than $101,722.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of School Principal that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of School Principal are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Directs and oversees education and teaching programs for an assigned school. Responsibilities include developing the curriculum, staffing departments, reviewing faculty performance, and creating an atmosphere conducive to scholarly pursuits. Ensures all school activities are within budgetary guidelines. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a superintendent. May require a master's degree. Typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. Typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. View full job description