Entry-Level Elementary School Principal Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Elementary School Principal is $74,604 per year.

$44,049 - $101,287
MEDIAN: $73,198

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Salary $44,049 - $101,287
Bonus $0.00 - $10,304
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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).
$43,899 - $101,942
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 206

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Elementary School Principal Job Listings

Elementary School Principal Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Elementary School Principal in Lincolnton:
"Education involves a learning curve at every level."
Be aware of the stress of Human Resource issues, everyone is not like you were! Even if you consider yourself a people person, there will be those who will work against you and the system" just because". "Don't take it personally" is something you need to get use to... The kids are worth it and you have to find the staff members that will be positive and supportive to keep doing what you are doing. To excel at the job, be positive, be helpful, remember we are here for the children and we should leave problems at home or at the door-- the kids deserve that!

Elementary School Principal in Georgia:
"I wish I knew more about communicating with parents."
Be prepared for anything. Don't judge - you may have been there yourself. Stay calm in the midst of chaos.

Elementary School Principal in Philadelphia:
"When working with students remember that each one is unique."
Always seek critical friends and remain focused on your vision.

Elementary School Principal in Pulaski:
"The politics involved."
Work hard and make sure you open lots of lines of communication.

Key Stats for Elementary School Principal


67 %
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Elementary School Principal Salaries

Team Leadership

Curriculum Planning


National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.


67 %
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 16%