Assistant Principal Salary

An Assistant Principal earns an average salary of $69,633 per year. A skill in People Management 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.
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$49,466 - $97,584
$49K
$70K
$98K
MEDIAN: $69,995
10%
50%
90%

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$21.00 - $38.00
$30
MEDIAN: $30.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$49,466 - $97,584  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,996  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,960  
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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$49,544 - $97,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 757
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$30.00  
   
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,996  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,960  
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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$49,544 - $97,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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

  • Establish academic and behavioral standards for students and administer student discipline.
  • Communicate school goals, vision, and needs to teachers, parents, and the community.
  • Ensure compliance with all laws, implement emergency plans, and enforce safety regulations.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Principal

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Principal has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Principal with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 280 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Principal with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 216 salaries. An experienced Assistant Principal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 267 salaries. An Assistant Principal with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 123 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,072

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Key Stats for Assistant Principal

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Assistant Principal Salaries

▲9%

▲3%

National Average
$70,000

▼3%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Assistant Principal Salaries

People Management
▲15%

Leadership
▼0%

Curriculum Planning
▼0%


Team Leadership
▼0%

National Average
$70,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 10%
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