How much does a School Principal make in the United States? The average School Principal salary in the United States is $113,466 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $100,222 and $127,648. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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School Principal directs and oversees education and teaching programs for an assigned school. Responsibilities include developing the curriculum, staffing departments, reviewing faculty performance, and creating an atmosphere conducive to scholarly pursuits. Being a School Principal ensures all school activities are within budgetary guidelines. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, School Principal typically reports to a superintendent. May require a master's degree. The School Principal typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. To be a School Principal typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)... View full job description

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