Average Assistant Principal Salary

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The average salary for an Assistant Principal is $71,922.
MEDIAN $71,922
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Job Description for Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal Tasks
  • Establish academic and behavioral standards for students and administer student discipline.
  • Communicate school goals, vision, and needs to teachers, parents, and the community.
  • Ensure compliance with all laws, implement emergency plans, and enforce safety regulations.
  • Supervise and evaluate school teaching staff and support staff, help coordinate staff training and mentoring.
  • Assist the principal with managing school administration, curriculum, programs, services, and resources.

Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Principal

The top respondents for the job title Assistant Principal are from the companies KIPP Foundation, Duval County Public Schools and Montgomery County Public Schools. Reported salaries are highest at Montgomery County Public Schools where the average pay is $133,275. Duval County Public Schools pays the lowest at around $58,750.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Principal

Skills in Leadership, Curriculum Planning, Oral / Verbal Communication, Administration and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Principal

An entry-level Assistant Principal with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,826 based on 190 salaries. An early career Assistant Principal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,687 based on 417 salaries. A mid-career Assistant Principal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,203 based on 374 salaries. An experienced Assistant Principal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,723 based on 477 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $78,771.
Employees with Assistant Principal in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 23.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (21.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (19.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (9.8% less) and Houston, Texas (2.0% less).

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