$71,331
Avg. Salary
$25.28
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,922

Bonus

$0.00

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Assistant Principal is $25.28 per hour.

The average pay for an Assistant Principal is $71,331 per year.

$17.75
10%
$25.28
50%
$43.70
90%
MEDIAN $25.28
$51k
10%
$71k
50%
$100k
90%
MEDIAN $71,331
$50,907 - $99,662
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MEDIAN: $71,331
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$17.75 - $43.70
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$0$99K
Salary $50,907 - $99,662
Bonus $0.00 - $5,973
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $2,553
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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$50,815 - $99,794
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,413
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $17.75 - $43.70
Overtime $43.24
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,973
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $2,553
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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$50,815 - $99,794
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

Job Description for Assistant Principal

An assistant principal holds a supervisory, management-level position in a school. They help ensure that standards related to curriculum, discipline, and organization are met across all areas of the institution; related to this, they ensure that standards and guidelines set by the principal are enforced. Normally assistant principals work in middle schools and high schools, although larger elementary schools also usually have individuals in this position.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Principal


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Popular Skills for Assistant Principal

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Principal

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Principal has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Principal with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 280 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Principal with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 216 salaries. An experienced Assistant Principal which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 267 salaries. An Assistant Principal with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 123 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

41%

12%

1%

-13%

National Average: $71,410

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Assistant Principal Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Principal?

Assistant Principal in Gaithersburg:
"Opportunity to grow and learn in a safe environment."
Pros: The opportunity to work collaboratively with a variety of professionals.
Cons: I am relatively satisfied. I love my opportunity to work as an administrator for one of the largest public school organizations in Maryland.

Assistant Principal in Arlington:
"Enormous time committment."
Expect to put in a lot of hours especially if your job includes being the Athletic Director. Expect it to be highly rewarding overall due to working with all kinds of students, staff and parents who have varied strengths and weaknesses. There are days of calm and others of intense stress as you help mentor and guide adolescents through their turbulent years.

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Key Stats for Assistant Principal

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 128 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Assistant Principal Salaries

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$71,000

▼5%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Assistant Principal Salaries

People Management
▲13%

National Average
$71,000

Leadership
▼2%

Curriculum Planning
▼2%


Team Leadership
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 128 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 11%