The average salary for a Principal / Headmaster is $75,504 per year. A skill in Leadership is associated with high pay for this job.
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$47,570 - $126,575
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$47,570 - $126,575  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,511  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $2,136  
Total Pay (?
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$47,749 - $129,742  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 369
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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.
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 16%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
National Average
$76,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Principal / Headmaster Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 13%
National Average
$76,000
Curriculum Planning
up arrow 8%
Administration
up arrow 16%
People Management
up arrow 25%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 81 votes.
Gender
Female
39%
female alumni
 
Male
61%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
24%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 19%
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