Assistant Principal Salary (United States)

An Assistant Principal earns an average salary of $66,873 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 Salary (?
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$46,791 - $94,525
(Median)
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95K
MEDIAN: $66,873
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Assistant Principal Salary (?
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$13.64 - $40.27
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$46,791 - $94,525  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,066  
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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$46,681 - $94,925  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 860
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.64 - $40.27  
   
Overtime
$24.87 - $46.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,066  
   
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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$46,681 - $94,925  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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

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Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
up arrow 27%
New York
up arrow 23%
Atlanta
up arrow 11%
Washington
up arrow 8%
Los Angeles
up arrow 4%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 4%
Detroit
up arrow 4%
Cleveland
0%
National Average
$67,000
Baltimore
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Denver
up arrow 4%
Houston
up arrow 10%
Indianapolis
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Tampa
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Experience Affects Assistant Principal Salaries

National Average
$67,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Principal Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 27%
Curriculum Planning
up arrow 2%
Leadership
up arrow 1%
National Average
$67,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 9%
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