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Average Middle School Principal Salary

$89,592
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$1,500
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The average salary for a Middle School Principal is $89,592.
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$63k
MEDIAN
$90k
90%
$118k
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What Are Popular Skills for Middle School Principals?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Team Leadership, Strategic Planning and Leadership.

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

An early career Middle School Principal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $94,919 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Middle School Principal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Middle School Principal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,436 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $88,951.
Employees with Middle School Principal in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 7.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (0.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15.8% less), Houston, Texas (5.7% less) and Austin, Texas (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 56 survey responses.
Early Career
25.0%
Mid Career
17.9%
Experienced
28.6%
Late Career
28.6%