School Principal salary in the United States

Average salary
$91,000/yr
Based on 12,402 income tax records
$54,500
$151,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$83K
 
$89K
 
$94K
 
$95K
$54,500
$151,500
How much do School Principals make?
The average total salary for a School Principal is $91,000 per year. This is based on data from 12,402 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as School Principal and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. School Principal salary can vary between $54,500 to $151,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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School Principal salary by location

School Principal salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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The City Of New York, Queens County, NY
13 income tax records
$184,500/yr
$153K – $211K
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Palo Alto Usd, Santa Clara County, CA
18 income tax records
$141,500/yr
$115K – $173K
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Chicago Public Schools, Cook County, IL
37 income tax records
$140,500/yr
$116K – $157K
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Seattle School District, King County, WA
15 income tax records
$140,000/yr
$118K – $156K
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San Diego Unified School District, San Diego County, CA
19 income tax records
$129,000/yr
$121K – $139K
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The School District Of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA
10 income tax records
$126,500/yr
$100K – $136K
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Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax County, VA
19 income tax records
$126,500/yr
$110K – $137K
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Riverside Unified School District, Riverside County, CA
30 income tax records
$126,000/yr
$109K – $144K
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Tulare County, Tulare County, CA
10 income tax records
$123,000/yr
$107K – $138K
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State Of Delaware, New Castle County, DE
15 income tax records
$120,500/yr
$110K – $130K
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Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery County, MD
12 income tax records
$119,500/yr
$97K – $142K
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Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore County, MD
18 income tax records
$118,500/yr
$100K – $140K
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The School Board Of Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade County, FL
15 income tax records
$115,000/yr
$102K – $133K
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Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore County, MD
16 income tax records
$114,000/yr
$94K – $155K
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The School District Of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County, FL
19 income tax records
$113,000/yr
$92K – $135K
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Washoe County School District, Washoe County, NV
13 income tax records
$113,000/yr
$80K – $122K
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Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles County, CA
30 income tax records
$111,500/yr
$93K – $137K
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Jefferson County Schools, Jefferson County, KY
20 income tax records
$111,000/yr
$92K – $133K
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Broward County Public Schools, Broward County, FL
18 income tax records
$109,500/yr
$81K – $139K
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Clark County School District, Clark County, NV
39 income tax records
$107,500/yr
$77K – $128K
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The School District Of Lee County, Lee County, FL
16 income tax records
$104,000/yr
$88K – $119K
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Anchorage School District, Anchorage County, AK
17 income tax records
$104,000/yr
$94K – $128K
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Dallas Independent School District, Dallas County, TX
18 income tax records
$103,000/yr
$84K – $110K
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Prince William County Public Schools, Prince William County, VA
11 income tax records
$103,000/yr
$92K – $128K
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FrankCrum, Jefferson County, CO
14 income tax records
$100,000/yr
$84K – $119K
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Mecklenburg County, NC
17 income tax records
$100,000/yr
$69K – $120K
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Denver Public Schools, Denver County, CO
10 income tax records
$98,500/yr
$84K – $121K
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Conroe Independent School District, Montgomery County, TX
12 income tax records
$97,500/yr
$82K – $105K
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Pinellas County School, Pinellas County, FL
16 income tax records
$96,000/yr
$91K – $105K
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Spring Branch Independent School District, Harris County, TX
10 income tax records
$95,500/yr
$83K – $110K
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Guilford County Schools, Guilford County, NC
12 income tax records
$94,500/yr
$87K – $112K
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Wake County Public School System, Wake County, NC
27 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$72K – $120K
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Hamilton County Dept Of Educatio, Hamilton County, TN
15 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$72K – $110K
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Duval County Public Schools, Duval County, FL
19 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$66K – $105K
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Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Harris County, TX
16 income tax records
$92,500/yr
$81K – $111K
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Orange County Public Schools, Orange County, FL
18 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$77K – $102K
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Austin Independent School District, Travis County, TX
18 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$79K – $114K
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Plano Independent School District, Collin County, TX
10 income tax records
$89,500/yr
$80K – $105K
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Mesa Co Valley School District, Mesa County, CO
11 income tax records
$89,000/yr
$69K – $112K
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Ysleta Independent School District, El Paso County, TX
10 income tax records
$89,000/yr
$80K – $106K
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Mesa Public Schools, Maricopa County, AZ
13 income tax records
$88,500/yr
$78K – $107K
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San Antonio Isd, Bexar County, TX
13 income tax records
$87,500/yr
$80K – $96K
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Brevard Public Schools, Brevard County, FL
16 income tax records
$87,000/yr
$79K – $96K
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Houston Isd, Harris County, TX
34 income tax records
$86,500/yr
$69K – $109K
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Knox County Schools, Knox County, TN
12 income tax records
$85,500/yr
$76K – $95K
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Fort Worth Independent School, Tarrant County, TX
15 income tax records
$85,500/yr
$70K – $111K
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Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa County, OK
10 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$73K – $96K
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Pasco County Schools, Pasco County, FL
14 income tax records
$84,500/yr
$74K – $97K
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Hillsborough County Public Schools, Hillsborough County, FL
32 income tax records
$83,500/yr
$69K – $104K
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Northside Isd, Bexar County, TX
21 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$69K – $97K

School Principal demographics in United States

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26% are single
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74% are married
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70% have kids
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82% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for School Principals in United States

12,402 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a school principal in the United States is $91,000 per year. School principal salaries in the United States can vary between $54,500 to $151,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 12,402 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as school principal.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for school principals in the United States: The City of New York ($184,500 a year), Palo Alto Usd ($141,500 a year), and Chicago Public Schools ($140,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for school principals in the United States: New York Metro Area, NY ($144,000 a year), Seattle Metro Area, WA ($143,000 a year), and San Jose Metro Area, CA ($128,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.