Salary for Education Administrators of Elementary and Secondary Schools

Also known as:  Elementary School Principal, High School Principal, Junior High School Principal, K-12 School Principal, K-8 School Principal, Middle School Principal, Secondary School Principal

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Administrators within schools and school districts are highly compensated, but the positions require a rigorous background and tightly regulated state certifications. Most educational professionals in this occupation have Master's degrees or equivalent educational backgrounds. Duties include the evaluation and standardization of curricula and teaching methodologies, enforcement of discipline, recruitment and training of staff, and interacting with parents regarding student behavioral and learning problems. Education administrators at this level also interact with local, state and federal agencies in the development of safety programs such as fire and earthquake drills.

An Education Administrator will usually earn average salaries of somewhere between 64000 to 96000 depending on education and experience. Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School can receive an average pay level of Eighty One Thousand Five Hundred dollars annually.

Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School have the highest salaries in Connecticut, where they receive average pay scales of close to $109850. People with this job title are paid at the highest average level in Educational Services, where they receive normal pay levels of $92910.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 7.71 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Education Administrators of Elementary and Secondary Schools tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $92,910
Educational Services $90,100
Public Administration $88,280
Health Care and Social Assistance $74,080
Other Services (except Public Administration) $71,150
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $71,150
Health Care and Social Assistance $74,080
Public Administration $88,280
Educational Services $90,100
Management of Companies and Enterprises $92,910
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