The average salary for a High School Principal with Leadership skills is $86,718 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$56,387 - $116,971
(Median)
$56K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,717
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Salary
$56,387 - $116,971  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $34,255  
Profit Sharing
$15,000  
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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$55,891 - $117,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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Pay by Experience Level for High School Principal

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

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Experience Affects High School Principal Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$87,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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