Average High School Principal Salary

$93,765
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$2,785
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$8,500
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The average salary for a High School Principal is $93,765.
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$57k
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$94k
90%
$136k
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What Do High School Principals Do?

High 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.

Job Satisfaction for High School Principal

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What Are Popular Skills for High School Principals?

Skills in Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Curriculum Planning, Administration, People Management and Leadership.

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

An entry-level High School Principal with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $68,625 based on 9 salaries. An early career High School Principal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,042 based on 88 salaries. A mid-career High School Principal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,118 based on 98 salaries. An experienced High School Principal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,509 based on 176 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,518.
Employees with High School Principal in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 28.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (22.4% more) and Los Angeles, California (18.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (19.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 528 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.7%
Early Career
16.7%
Mid Career
18.6%
Experienced
33.3%
Late Career
29.7%