Assistant Principal Salary

An Assistant Principal earns an average salary of $69,559 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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$49,020 - $97,434
$49K
$70K
$97K
MEDIAN: $69,559
10%
50%
90%

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$18.95 - $34.43
$25
MEDIAN: $25.43
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$49,020 - $97,434  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,053  
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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$49,016 - $97,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 764
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$25.43  
   
Overtime
$43.24  
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 - $5,053  
   
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).
)
$49,016 - $97,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

  • 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

National Average: $69,593

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Key Stats for Assistant Principal

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Assistant Principal Salaries

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$70,000

▼3%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Assistant Principal Salaries

People Management
▲19%

Team Leadership
▲1%

Leadership
▼0%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼0%

Curriculum Planning
▼0%

National Average
$70,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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