Average High School Principal Salary

$92,655
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$59k
MEDIAN
$93k
90%
$136k

The average salary for a High School Principal is $92,655

Base Salary
$59k - $136k
Bonus
$1 - $15k
Total Pay
$58k - $137k
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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.
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Job Satisfaction for High School Principal

4.4 out of 5
(50)
Highly Satisfied
14Reviews
Based on 50 responses, the job of High School Principal has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.43 out of 5. On average, High School Principals are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
57.5%
Female
42.5%
This data is based on 120 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

86%

Dental

69%

Vision

58%

None

13%