Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salary

Around three in five of Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $39K to $105K per year, but median earnings come to around $67K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Female Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Work is enjoyable for Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$40,675 - $105,853
$41K
$67K
$110K
MEDIAN: $66,563
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$12.69 - $48.48
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$40,675 - $105,853  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
Total Pay (?
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$38,754 - $105,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$17.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$38,754 - $105,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | 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

Pay by Experience for an Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School has a positive trend. An entry-level Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 43 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 55 salaries. An Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 46 salaries.

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Key Stats for Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salaries

▲23%

▲11%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salaries

Administration
▲12%

People Management
▲2%

National Average
$65,000

Operations Management
▼7%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 23%
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