Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly less than three-fifths of Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators. Salaries average out to around $67K per year and spread from $39K to $104K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators survey respondents are women (71 percent). Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a little over a half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,057 - $104,089
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$40K
$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,955
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$13.38 - $48.48
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$48
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,057 - $104,089  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
Total Pay (?
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$38,605 - $103,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.38 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$19.75  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
   
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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$38,605 - $103,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Job Description for Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School

Education administrators who specialize in elementary and secondary school environments typically work long hours during the school year. Administrators, such as the principal and vice principal, are typically onsite in a building several hours before the school day begins, as well as several hours after the final bell rings. Administrators work year-round to set their schools on a path to success, but are usually able to reduce the amount of hours they work when school is not in session during the summer.

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Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Tasks

  • Oversee the administration, curriculum, services, and resources at a school or of a specific program offered by the school.
  • Communicate school or program goals, vision, and needs to teachers, parents, the community, and school board.
  • Secure adequate funding for school or program by submitting budget requests, apply for grants or other supplemental funding.
  • Ensure compliance with all laws, implement safety regulations, and establish behavioral standards for students.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate school staff for a school or program.

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Pay by Experience Level for Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $50K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $62K. Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $72K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $83K on average.

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Experience Affects Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salaries

Administration
up arrow 11%

People Management
up arrow 9%

National Average
$66,000

Operations Management
up arrow 8%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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