Principal earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Principal salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $110,040
Alabama $80,960
Arkansas $78,810
Arizona $76,300
California $124,410
Colorado $91,390
Connecticut $130,460
District of Columbia $105,160
Delaware $115,850
Florida $84,850
Georgia $93,770
Guam $74,960
Hawaii $95,360
Iowa $97,874
Idaho $80,090
Illinois $94,347
Indiana $86,790
Kansas $85,880
Kentucky $73,768
Louisiana $71,360
Massachusetts $106,450
Maryland $113,940
Maine $83,320
Michigan $93,530
Minnesota $106,560
Missouri $87,180
Mississippi $77,020
Montana $83,830
North Carolina $68,120
North Dakota $99,680
Nebraska $100,070
New Hampshire $87,570
New Jersey $126,440
New Mexico $83,330
Nevada $93,040
New York $124,760
Ohio $87,700
Oklahoma $70,390
Oregon $107,690
Pennsylvania $98,099
Puerto Rico $48,340
Rhode Island $104,220
South Carolina $85,330
South Dakota $77,800
Tennessee $80,750
Texas $82,810
Utah $93,310
Virginia $92,090
Virgin Islands $67,640
Vermont $90,800
Washington $118,720
Wisconsin $97,970
West Virginia $71,060
Wyoming $96,440

How do principal salaries compare to similar careers?

Principals earn 14% more than similar careers in the United States.

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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)