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Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salary

Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly more than half of Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators. Salaries average out to around $71K per year and spread from $36K to $105K per year. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators survey participants are largely women, dominating at 65 percent. 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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$35,847 - $104,113
(Median)
$36K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,386
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$35,847 - $104,113  
   
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$0.00 - $6,624  
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$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.

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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.


For many Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $46K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $60K. Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $77K. 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 $86K.

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Experience Affects Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$71,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Entry-Level
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

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