A Principal / Headmaster earns an average salary of C$100,793 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

C$49,989 - C$126,316
C$50K
C$95K
C$130K
MEDIAN: C$95,053
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$126K
Salary C$49,989 - C$126,316
Bonus C$2,750
Profit Sharing C$750
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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C$50,678 - C$126,316
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 41

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

  • Oversee school administration, curriculum, programs, services, and resources.
  • Communicate school goals and needs to parents, the community, and the 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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Principal / Headmaster Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Principal / Headmaster?

Principal / Headmaster in Montréal:
"Excellent Opportunity To Expand Your Education"
Pros: The fact that you become a change agent. You are able to see the school improve and your students results demonstrate the results of your leadership skills. The investigation, research and application of best teaching and learning practices.
Cons: The Disciplining of under performing individuals that refuse to get on board

Key Stats for Principal / Headmaster

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
37%

Experience Affects Principal / Headmaster Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
C$95,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 18%