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Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salary

The majority of Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators in the United States — slightly more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $36K to $105K per year, and the median is $71K annually. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-half. Female Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators survey participants are more prevalent than men — 65 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction for Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,058 - $104,113
(Median)
$36K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,275
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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
$36,058 - $104,113  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,624  
Total Pay (?
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$35,587 - $104,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 222
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Hourly Rate
$8.07 - $59.60  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,624  
   
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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$35,587 - $104,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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Pay by Experience Level for Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $47K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $60K. Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators see a median salary of $76K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $86K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

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
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 12%
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