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Alternate Job Titles: Headmaster, Principal, School Principal

What is the average annual salary for School Principal?
The annual salary for someone with the job title School Principal may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. 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.

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 $98,104 so 50% of the people who perform the job of School Principal in the United States are expected to make less than $98,104.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $98,104
  • 10%$76,234
  • 25%$86,657
  • 75%$110,362
  • 90%$121,523

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Job Description for School Principal

Directs and oversees education and teaching programs for an assigned school. Responsibilities include developing the curriculum, staffing the department, reviewing faculty performance, and creating an atmosphere conducive to scholarly pursuits. Ensures all school activities are within budgetary guidelines. Requires a bachelor's/master's degree and least 7 years of experience in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a superintendent. View School Principal job description

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Industries:  Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit

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