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Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salary

With just over a half of Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators is $70K per year and can range from $35K on the lower end to $105K per year near the higher end. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Female Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators survey participants are more prevalent than men — 63 percent of professionals. Most Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,952 - $104,401
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$36K
$70K
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MEDIAN: $70,348
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$8.30 - $58.17
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$0.00 - $6,994  
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$34,757 - $104,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 217
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$0.00 - $6,994  
   
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$34,757 - $104,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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

  • 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.
  • Secure adequate funding for school or program by submitting budget requests, apply for grants or other supplemental funding.
  • 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.

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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.


Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $44K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $59K. Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $77K. Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $83K.

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Experience Affects Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$69,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 12%