Salary for Kindergarten to Secondary Education Administrators

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.

A Kindergarten to Secondary Education Administrator earns salaries somewhere between $65,150 and $152,500 depending on tenure level. Education Administrators can receive an average pay level of one hundred and three thousand and ten dollars annually.

Education Administrators have the best average pay in New York, where they receive a compensation of close to $141,020. Employees with these job titles can obtain the highest salaries in Other Services (except Public Administration), which has normal pay levels of $109,610.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 30.66 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Kindergarten to Secondary Education Administrators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$109,610
Public Administration
$107,620
Educational Services
$102,970
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$101,710
Health Care and Social Assistance
$81,730
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$71,670

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$71,670
Health Care and Social Assistance
$81,730
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$101,710
Educational Services
$102,970
Public Administration
$107,620
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$109,610