Elementary School Principal Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Elementary School Principal is $76,534 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Childhood Education and Team Leadership.
Elementary School Principal Total Pay (?
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$49,417 - $108,184
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$49,417 - $108,184  
   
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$0.00 - $6,068  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,750  
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$49,575 - $108,719  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 985
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Job Description for Elementary School Principal
Elementary school principals need to have experience in working in public education institutions. Principals are usually required to have some form of teaching certifications. In addition, principals need to have years of experience teaching elementary schools in addition to having experience in administration duties. Having a Master's in Educational Administration or Educational Leadership are highly desirable.
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Elementary School Principal Tasks
  • Ensure compliance with all laws, implement emergency plans, and establish safety regulations.
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate school teaching staff, administrative staff, kitchen staff, and custodians.
  • Establish academic and behavioral standards for students and administer student discipline.
  • Oversee school administration, curriculum, programs, services, and resources.
  • Communicate school goals, vision, and needs to teachers, parents, the community, and school board.
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Pay Difference By Location
Washington
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New York
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Los Angeles
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Milwaukee
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Denver
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Chicago
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St. Louis
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Charlotte
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National Average
$77,000
Phoenix
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Houston
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Indianapolis
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Experience Affects Elementary School Principal Salaries

National Average
$77,000

Skills That Affect Elementary School Principal Salaries

Childhood Education
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Leadership
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Curriculum Planning
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National Average
$77,000
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Gender
Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 11%
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