High School Principal Salary
|Salary||$56,380 - $124,156|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,106|
|Total Pay (||$57,460 - $125,438|
Job Description for High School Principal
High school principals are responsible for all aspects of the administration of a high school. They provide leadership and are the final authority within their institution. They provide educational planning by assessing and updating the curriculum, as well as supervise teachers and give feedback regarding performance. High school principals make priority decisions regarding various departments and funding options, in line with budgetary constraints. At all times, they must seek to improve educational efficiency and quality. High school principals oversee the student body and provide dispute resolution and ultimate disciplinary decisions once issues have surpassed the teacher and counselor level. Additionally, principals are responsible for ensuring their school meets all necessary academic and safety regulations and guidelines. High school principals make hiring and firing decisions regarding teaching and support staff. In the case of private schools, principals also help set admission standards and make admissions decisions as needed.Read More...
High school principals work full time in an educational environment, although overtime may be required to attend school events and administrative and district meetings. They work closely with students, parents, and teaching staff, receiving and providing feedback to ensure educational quality and conduct standards are met.
High school principals must hold at least a bachelor’s degree; in many cases, a master’s degree in education or a related field is required. They must be a certified administrator in their state. They are usually required to have several years’ teaching experience, as well as some school administration experience. In the case of private religious schools, a demonstrated commitment to the corresponding faith is typically required. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
High School Principal Tasks
- Oversee school administration, curriculum, programs, services, and resources.
- Communicate school goals, vision, and needs to teachers, parents, the community, and school board.
- Establish academic and behavioral standards for students and administer student discipline.
- 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.
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Pay by Experience Level for High School Principal
Pay by Experience for a High School Principal has a positive trend. An entry-level High School Principal with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 100 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A High School Principal with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 121 salaries. An experienced High School Principal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 161 salaries. A High School Principal with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 124 salaries.
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