Average Principal / Headmaster Salary

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The average salary for a Principal / Headmaster is $85,594.
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$50k - $134k
$6 - $21k
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$500 - $30k
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$50k - $139k

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Job Description for Principal / Headmaster

Principal / Headmaster Tasks
  • Oversee school administration, curriculum, programs, services, and resources.
  • Communicate school goals and needs to parents, the community, and the 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 Principal / Headmaster

4.3 out of 5
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Popular Skills for Principal / Headmaster

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

Pay by Experience Level for Principal / Headmaster

An entry-level Principal / Headmaster with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,000 based on 8 salaries. An early career Principal / Headmaster with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,382 based on 71 salaries. A mid-career Principal / Headmaster with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,760 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Principal / Headmaster with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,017 based on 140 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $93,067.
Employees with Principal / Headmaster in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 52.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (23.8% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (19.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (6.5% less) and Houston, Texas (0.0% less).

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