Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salary

Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up slightly more than half of Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators. Pay fluctuates from $36K to $105K per year, but expected earnings average $70K annually. The majority of Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators (65 percent) who took the survey are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,369 - $104,068
(Median)
$36K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,944
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$8.07 - $59.60
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$8
$16
$60
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$36,369 - $104,068  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,994  
Total Pay (?
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$35,889 - $104,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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Hourly Rate
$8.07 - $59.60  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,994  
   
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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$35,889 - $104,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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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Professional skills reported by Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators are few in number. People Management and Childhood Education are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Childhood Education.

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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $47K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $60K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators bring in $74K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $85K.

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Experience Affects Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$69,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salaries

People Management
0%

National Average
$69,000

Childhood Education
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 12%
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