Principal / Headmaster Salary (United States)

A Principal / Headmaster earns an average salary of $74,895 per year.
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$44,263 - $127,008
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$44,263 - $127,008  
   
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$45,148 - $130,946  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 269
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Job Description for Principal / Headmaster

School principals and headmasters serve as the head of their school and are ultimately responsible for the performance of teachers, students, and other employees. To perform the job successfully, principals must have teaching, managerial, and planning skills, as well as the ability to communicate the school’s performance and needs to school board members and other leaders within the school district. Additionally, they must communicate the needs, expectations and requirements of the school to its employees and students they also help develop and implement plans to meet these standards. They must monitor the school's budget and make regular financial reports to their supervisor(s). They also supervise disciplinary actions for students, teachers, and other staff as necessary. In the public, they also serve as a representative for the school and its administrators.
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Principal / Headmaster 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 and needs to parents, the community, and the school board.

Common Career Paths for Principal / Headmaster

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Pay by Experience Level for Principal / Headmaster

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

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Experience Affects Principal / Headmaster Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$75,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Principal / Headmaster Salaries

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 6%
National Average
$75,000
Leadership
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
39%
female alumni
 
Male
61%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 20%
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