Principal earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Principal salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Colorado $99,330
Pennsylvania $99,210
Utah $99,120
Nevada $99,100
Nebraska $98,860
Georgia $98,680
Illinois $98,600
Wisconsin $98,520
Vermont $98,500
Hawaii $98,380
Michigan $98,340
Wyoming $98,270
New Hampshire $97,680
Virginia $97,580
Ohio $97,320
North Dakota $96,960
Maine $96,320
South Carolina $94,380
Florida $94,120
Kansas $94,120
Missouri $93,810
Indiana $84,760
Texas $80,780
Idaho $80,370
New Mexico $79,550
Alabama $78,910
Arkansas $77,680
Arizona $77,680
Montana $77,600
Kentucky $77,190
Oklahoma $77,190
Tennessee $77,190
South Dakota $76,950
Mississippi $76,760
West Virginia $76,760
North Carolina $76,690
Louisiana $74,690
Guam $74,590
Virgin Islands, U.S. $74,590
Puerto Rico $48,430
New York $128,190
Connecticut $127,670
Washington $127,670
New Jersey $127,490
California $126,980
District of Columbia $125,430
Maryland $123,340
Delaware $121,260
Oregon $119,610
Massachusetts $119,250
Alaska $101,880
Minnesota $101,520
Iowa $100,270
Rhode Island $100,010

How do principal salaries compare to similar careers?

Principals earn about the same as related careers in Louisiana. On average, they make less than music teachers but more than school counselors.

Career Median Salary
Music teacher salary $65K
Principal salary $75K
Nurse educator salary $74K
Health educator salary $62K
Professor salary $63K
School counselor salary $61K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)