An Assistant Principal earns an average salary of $66,059 per year. A skill in Team Leadership is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Assistant Principal Total Pay (?
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$45,790 - $93,604
(Median)
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66K
80K
94K
MEDIAN: $66,059
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Assistant Principal Total Pay (?
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$13.68 - $39.48
(Median)
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23
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39
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,790 - $93,604  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,048  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $197.27  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,821 - $94,096  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 970
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.68 - $39.48  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $51.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,048  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $197.27  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,821 - $94,096  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 970
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Job Description for Assistant Principal
An assistant principal holds a supervisory, management-level position in a school. They help ensure that standards related to curriculum, discipline, and organization are met across all areas of the institution; related to this, they ensure that standards and guidelines set by the principal are enforced. Normally assistant principals work in middle schools and high schools, although larger elementary schools also usually have individuals in this position.
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Assistant Principal Tasks
  • Supervise and evaluate school teaching staff and support staff, help coordinate staff training and mentoring.
  • Assist the principal with managing school administration, curriculum, programs, services, and resources.
  • Ensure compliance with all laws, implement emergency plans, and enforce safety regulations.
  • Establish academic and behavioral standards for students and administer student discipline.
  • Communicate school goals, vision, and needs to teachers, parents, and the community.
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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Principal
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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New York
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Atlanta
up arrow 14%
Washington
up arrow 8%
St. Louis
up arrow 7%
Los Angeles
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Omaha
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Cleveland
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National Average
$66,000
Houston
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Experience Affects Assistant Principal Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$66,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Principal Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 28%
Childhood Education
up arrow 5%
Curriculum Planning
up arrow 4%
Leadership
up arrow 3%
National Average
$66,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 8%
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