Calculate your salary

There are many factors that determine how much you should be earning as an Assistant Principal. Use Zippia's Salary Calculator to see how your pay matches up.

How Much Does an Assistant Principal Earn In The United States?

Assistant Principal Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$69,000
$56,000
$69,000
$85,000
Did you know that the average assistant principal makes $69,430 per year? That's valued at $33.38 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $56,000 and $85,000, meaning assistant principals have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most assistant principals find a job with education and non profits companies, while others work for education, non profits, and None companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. California, New York and Nevada are the top states in the U.S. to pay assistant principals the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Your City
0 selections

How much should you get paid?

Tell us about yourself to get a free, personalized Zippia Salary Report and suggestions on how to increase your pay.

Where Assistant Principals Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where assistant principals earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Assistant Principals Earn In Different Cities?

While an assistant principal can average a salary of $69,430 per year, or $33.38 per hour, there are many opportunities for assistant principals to make more. For example, in Redwood City, CA you might make $119,774 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, Nashua, NH and Washington, DC. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Redwood City, CA where the average starting salary is $83,000. The highest paying states for assistant principals include California, New York and Nevada. Meanwhile, Alabama, South Carolina, and Oklahoma offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Redwood City, CA

Salary Range98k - 145k$120k$119,774

New York, NY

Salary Range82k - 154k$112k$112,496

Nashua, NH

Salary Range74k - 132k$100k$99,770

Washington, DC

Salary Range62k - 111k$83k$83,485

Denver, CO

Salary Range72k - 91k$81k$81,431

Arlington Heights, IL

Salary Range65k - 98k$80k$80,292

Layton, UT

Salary Range65k - 89k$77k$76,568

Kansas City, MO

Salary Range65k - 85k$75k$75,079

Burnsville, MN

Salary Range62k - 89k$75k$74,660

Columbus, OH

Salary Range57k - 93k$73k$73,284
$44k
$154k

High Paying Assistant Principal Jobs

Which Companies Pay Assistant Principals The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as an assistant principal, being employed by a company such as Amazon.com or Imagine Schools would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Sidwell Friends School and South Carolina Systems also report highly competitive salaries for assistant principals.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Amazon.com
Salary Range77k - 89k$83k$83,468
Imagine Schools
Salary Range75k - 81k$79k$78,646
Sidwell Friends School
Salary Range73k - 83k$78k$78,443
South Carolina Systems
Salary Range71k - 82k$77k$76,989
Irving Independent School District
Salary Range72k - 78k$75k$75,452
The Vertex Companies
Salary Range71k - 78k$75k$74,777
Contra Costa Newspapers
Salary Range69k - 78k$74k$74,273
K12
Salary Range68k - 79k$74k$74,118
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Salary Range70k - 77k$74k$74,038
Transamerica Corporation
Salary Range70k - 76k$73k$73,354
$67k
$89k

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

See what's out there.

Assistant Principal Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location

    Recently Added Assistant Principal Salaries

    Location
    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Hughson Unified School District
    Hughson Unified School District
    Assistant Principal @ Emilie J. Ross Middle School)
    Assistant Principal @ Emilie J. Ross Middle School)
    Assistant Principal @ Emilie J. Ross Middle School)
    Hughson, CA
    Hughson, CA
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $91,260
    $91,260
    01/27/2021
    Assistant Principal, Middle School School Year
    Assistant Principal, Middle School School Year
    Chino, CA
    Chino, CA
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $107,609
    $107,609
    01/23/2021
    Bonneville Joint School District No. 93
    Bonneville Joint School District No. 93
    Assistant Principal
    Assistant Principal
    Assistant Principal
    Idaho Falls, ID
    Idaho Falls, ID
    01/21/2021
    01/21/2021
    $88,000
    $88,000
    01/21/2021
    Ceres Unified School District
    Ceres Unified School District
    Assistant Principal-Cvhs School Year
    Assistant Principal-Cvhs School Year
    Assistant Principal-Cvhs School Year
    Ceres, CA
    Ceres, CA
    01/21/2021
    01/21/2021
    $115,185
    $115,185
    01/21/2021
    Assistant Principal Pool (Multiple Sites)
    Assistant Principal Pool (Multiple Sites)
    San Jose, CA
    San Jose, CA
    01/21/2021
    01/21/2021
    $104,370
    $104,370
    01/21/2021
    Assistant Principal, Middle School (Creation of Eligibility Pool)
    Assistant Principal, Middle School (Creation of Eligibility Pool)
    Pomona, CA
    Pomona, CA
    01/20/2021
    01/20/2021
    $90,383
    $90,383
    01/20/2021
    Global Village Academy
    Global Village Academy
    Assistant Principal-Interest for School Year
    Assistant Principal-Interest for School Year
    Assistant Principal-Interest for School Year
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    01/12/2021
    01/12/2021
    $50,000
    $50,000
    01/12/2021
    Academies of Math and Science
    Academies of Math and Science
    Assistant Principal
    Assistant Principal
    Assistant Principal
    Glendale, AZ
    Glendale, AZ
    12/26/2020
    12/26/2020
    $55,000
    $55,000
    12/26/2020
    Assistant Principal | Iron Horse Middle School
    Assistant Principal | Iron Horse Middle School
    Danville, CA
    Danville, CA
    12/22/2020
    12/22/2020
    $98,051
    $98,051
    12/22/2020
    South Bay Union Elementary-Imperial Beach
    South Bay Union Elementary-Imperial Beach
    Interim Assistant Principal (Open To Sbusd Employees Only)
    Interim Assistant Principal (Open To Sbusd Employees Only)
    Interim Assistant Principal (Open To Sbusd Employees Only)
    Imperial Beach, CA
    Imperial Beach, CA
    12/18/2020
    12/18/2020
    $99,814
    $99,814
    12/18/2020