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Assistant Principal Salary

An Assistant Principal earns an average salary of $66,837 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.
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$47,539 - $96,337
MEDIAN: $66,836

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$47,539 - $96,337  
$0.00 - $5,036  
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$0.00 - $205.58  
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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).
$47,764 - $96,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 874

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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.


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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Experience Affects Assistant Principal Salaries

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Skills That Affect Assistant Principal Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 27%

up arrow 1%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 158 votes.


56 %
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 8%