Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salary

Just below two-thirds of Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $35K to $110K per year, and the average comes out to $72K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and slightly more than half have dental, too. Most Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators survey respondents are women (70 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,202 - $111,402
$40K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,072
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$12.54 - $32.78
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$33
MEDIAN: $16.24
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$0$111K
Salary $40,202 - $111,402
Bonus $0.00 - $18,051
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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$33,622 - $109,623
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 108
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $12.54 - $32.78
Overtime $17.00
Annual Data $0$109K
Bonus $0.00 - $18,051
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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$33,622 - $109,623
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Job Description for Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School

Education administrators who specialize in elementary and secondary school environments typically work long hours during the school year. Administrators, such as the principal and vice principal, are typically onsite in a building several hours before the school day begins, as well as several hours after the final bell rings. Administrators work year-round to set their schools on a path to success, but are usually able to reduce the amount of hours they work when school is not in session during the summer.

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Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Tasks

  • Oversee the administration, curriculum, services, and resources at a school or of a specific program offered by the school.
  • Communicate school or program goals, vision, and needs to teachers, parents, the community, and school board.
  • Secure adequate funding for school or program by submitting budget requests, apply for grants or other supplemental funding.
  • Ensure compliance with all laws, implement safety regulations, and establish behavioral standards for students.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate school staff for a school or program.

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Pay by Experience Level for Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School

Pay by Experience for an Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School has a positive trend. An entry-level Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 43 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 55 salaries. An Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 46 salaries.

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Key Stats for Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
37%

Experience Affects Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salaries

▲15%

▲4%

National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
▼13%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Education Administrator, Elementary and Secondary School Salaries

Administration
▲4%

National Average
$70,000

People Management
▼4%

Operations Management
▼13%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 26%