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Average Entry-Level Elementary School Principal Salary

$67,033
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$3,000
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Elementary School Principal is $67,033.
10%
$40k
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$67k
90%
$102k
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What Do Elementary School Principals Do?

Elementary School Principal Tasks
  • Oversee school administration, curriculum, programs, services, and resources.
  • Communicate school goals, vision, and needs to teachers, parents, the community, and 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.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Elementary School Principals?

Skills in Curriculum Planning, Leadership and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Elementary School Principals?

An early career Elementary School Principal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $74,336 based on 181 salaries. A mid-career Elementary School Principal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,824 based on 148 salaries. An experienced Elementary School Principal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,553 based on 301 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $91,191.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 902 survey responses.
Early Career
20.1%
Mid Career
16.4%
Experienced
33.4%
Late Career
30.2%

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