Elementary School Principal Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Elementary School Principal is $76,942 per year. A skill in Team Leadership is associated with high pay for this job.
Elementary School Principal Salary (?
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$49,403 - $108,578
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$49,403 - $108,578  
   
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$0.00 - $5,960  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,750  
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$49,615 - $109,129  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 957
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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 by Experience Level for Elementary School Principal

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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
up arrow 55%
New York
up arrow 32%
Los Angeles
up arrow 24%
Atlanta
up arrow 17%
Denver
up arrow 15%
Chicago
up arrow 6%
St. Louis
up arrow 3%
Fort Worth
up arrow 2%
Charlotte
up arrow 1%
National Average
$77,000
Dallas
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Phoenix
up arrow 7%
Houston
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Experience Affects Elementary School Principal Salaries

National Average
$77,000

Skills That Affect Elementary School Principal Salaries

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
33%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 12%
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