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Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salary

The average pay for an Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School is $71,387 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
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$35,847 - $104,113
MEDIAN: $71,386

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$35,847 - $104,113  
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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).
$35,539 - $104,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 222

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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.


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.

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Experience Affects Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.


65 %
35 %

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: 87% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 12%