The average salary for a Middle School Principal is $89,592.
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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