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Working As An Educational Administrator

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Developing and Building Teams
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Make Decisions

  • $79,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Educational Administrator Do

Elementary, middle, and high school principals manage all school operations, including daily school activities. They coordinate curricula, oversee teachers and other school staff, and provide a safe and productive learning environment for students.

Duties

Elementary, middle, and high school principals typically do the following:

  • Manage school activities and staff, including teachers and support personnel
  • Establish and oversee class schedules
  • Develop, implement, and maintain curriculum standards
  • Counsel and discipline students
  • Observe teachers and classroom activities
  • Assist teachers in managing students’ behavior
  • Evaluate teachers’ performance
  • Meet with parents and teachers to discuss students’ progress and behavior
  • Assess and prepare reports on test scores and other student achievement data
  • Organize professional development programs and workshops for staff
  • Manage the school’s budget, order school supplies, and schedule maintenance
  • Establish and coordinate security procedures for students, staff, and visitors

Elementary, middle, and high school principals manage the overall operation of schools, including building maintenance and cafeteria services. They set and oversee academic goals and ensure that teachers have the necessary equipment and resources. In public schools, principals also implement standards and programs set by the school district, state, and/or federal regulations. They evaluate and prepare reports on their school’s performance based on these standards by assessing student achievement and teacher performance. Principals may establish and oversee additional programs in their school, such as counseling, special education programs, and before- and after-school childcare programs.

Principals serve as the public face of their school. They meet with superintendents, legislators, and members of the community to request or explain funding for their schools. They also address the concerns of parents and members of the community.

The duties of principals vary by the size of the school and district. In larger schools and districts, principals have additional resources and staff to help them achieve goals. For example, large school districts often have instructional coordinators who help with data analysis and with teachers’ professional development. Principals also may have staff who oversee the hiring process of all school personnel, including teachers, custodians, and cafeteria workers. Principals in small school districts may need to assume these and other duties themselves.

Many schools have assistant principals who help principals with school administration. Principals typically assign specific administrative duties to their assistant principals. In some school districts, assistant principals are hired to handle a specific subject area, such as literacy or math. Assistants may be assigned to handle student safety, provide student academic counseling, or enforce disciplinary or attendance rules. They may also coordinate buses or supervise building and grounds maintenance.

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How To Become An Educational Administrator

Most schools require elementary, middle, and high school principals to have a master’s degree in education administration or leadership. Most principals also have work experience as teachers.

Education

Principals typically need a master’s degree in education leadership or education administration. These master’s degree programs prepare future principals to manage staff, prepare and manage budgets, set goals, and work with parents and the community. To enter the master’s degree programs, candidates typically need a bachelor’s degree in education, school counseling, or a related field.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Principals typically need several years of work experience as a teacher. For more information on how to become a teacher, see the profiles on kindergarten and elementary school teachers, middle school teachers, and high school teachers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states require public school principals to be licensed as school administrators. Licensure requirements vary by state, but most require a master’s degree. Some states have alternative programs for candidates who do not have a master’s degree in education administration or leadership. Most states also require candidates to pass an exam and a background check.

Principals in private schools are not required to have a state-issued license.

Advancement

An assistant principal can advance to become a principal. Some principals advance to become superintendents, which may require completion of additional education. Others become instructional coordinators.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Principals must communicate effectively with students, teachers, and parents. For example, when dealing with student disciplinary or academic issues, they consult with and listen to parents and teachers to understand the problem.

Critical-thinking skills. Principals analyze student test results and testing procedures to determine if improvements are needed. They must assess the available options and choose the best means to help students achieve better results.

Decisionmaking skills. Because principals are responsible for students, staff members, and the overall operation of the school, they consider many factors when making decisions.

Interpersonal skills. Because principals work with teachers, parents, and superintendents, they must be able to develop positive working relationships with them.

Leadership skills. Principals set educational goals and establish policies and procedures for the school. They need to be able to motivate teachers and other staff to achieve set goals.

Problem-solving skills. Teachers, students, and other staff members report problems to the principal. Principals need to be able to analyze problems, and develop and implement appropriate solutions.

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Average Yearly Salary
$79,000
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$43,000
Min 10%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$144,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
California Institute of the Arts
Highest Paying City
Sunnyvale, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
4.9 years
How much does an Educational Administrator make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Educational Administrator in the United States is $79,341 per year or $38 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $43,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $144,000.

Real Educational Administrator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Education Administrators, Postsecondary Yale University New Haven, CT Aug 13, 2014 $270,000
Education Administrators, Postsecondary University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Aug 08, 2014 $242,000
Education Administrators, Postsecondary Hult International Business School Cambridge, MA Jun 11, 2014 $208,000
Education Administrators, Postsecondary The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Aug 23, 2013 $200,000
Education Administrators, Postsecondary University of Connecticut Storrs, CT Mar 25, 2013 $196,000 -
$300,000
Education Administrators, Postsecondary The University of Akron Akron, OH Mar 28, 2014 $165,000
Education Administrators, Postsecondary Berklee College of Music Boston, MA Mar 14, 2014 $150,000
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School The Children's School Atlanta, GA Apr 03, 2014 $145,000 -
$269,000
Education Administrators, Postsecondary University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH Jun 20, 2014 $144,444
Education Administrators, Postsecondary Adler School of Professional Psychology Chicago, IL Feb 14, 2013 $144,200 -
$150,000
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School International EC, LLC (The MacDuffie School) Granby, MA Aug 08, 2014 $140,000
Education Administrator Olympiad School, Inc. New York, NY Sep 13, 2013 $128,935
Education Administrator Olympiad School, Inc. New York, NY Sep 15, 2013 $128,935
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School Olympiad School Inc. New York, NY Feb 04, 2014 $128,487
Education and Organization Administrator Darko La Los Angeles, CA Sep 18, 2015 $79,473
Education Administrators, Postsecondary University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Mar 06, 2014 $78,894 -
$107,735
Education Administrator Magnolia Educational & Research Foundation CA Sep 20, 2013 $78,840
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School Saint Catherine of Siena Academy Foundation Wixom, MI Mar 04, 2014 $78,240
Education Administrators, All Other Aaron Neck and Back, Inc. Las Vegas, NV Dec 12, 2013 $77,500
Education Administrators, All Other Aaron Neck and Back, Inc. Las Vegas, NV Sep 18, 2013 $77,500
Education Administrators, Postsecondary Bard College Hudson, NY Aug 20, 2014 $77,000
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School Triad Math and Science Academy Company Raleigh, NC Dec 17, 2013 $76,440
Education Administrators, Postsecondary Endicott College Beverly, MA Jan 15, 2014 $62,000
Education Administrators, Postsecondary Harding University Searcy, AR Jun 24, 2014 $61,672
Education Administrator Aplus USA, LLC Seattle, WA Oct 01, 2013 $61,671
Education Administrators, Postsecondary Mississippi College Clinton, MS May 06, 2014 $61,422
Education Administrator-Partnership Coordinator Cermax Corp. Marlborough, MA Jan 09, 2016 $61,316
Education Administrators, Postsecondary Shepherd University Los Angeles, CA Jan 25, 2013 $61,194
Education Administrator South Baylo University Anaheim, CA Jun 13, 2016 $61,000
Education Administrator World Carp Inc. Fort Lee, NJ Oct 01, 2015 $60,961

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Top Skills for An Educational Administrator

  1. Curriculum Development
  2. Ensure Compliance
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You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Supervised teachers and aides in curriculum development.
  • Work directly with four graduate medical education programs to ensure compliance with regulations and preparations for re-accreditation.
  • Secured participation grants and other outside funding to assist students with special needs and their families.
  • Organized and oversaw implementation of face-to-face and online training to support initiatives using webmaster software.
  • Collaborated and effectively communicated with fifty or more Japanese educators to create various lesson plans and specific-to-each-grade yearly curriculum.

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Top 10 Best States for Educational Administrators

  1. Delaware
  2. New York
  3. Ohio
  4. Alaska
  5. Rhode Island
  6. New Jersey
  7. Michigan
  8. Wisconsin
  9. California
  10. North Dakota
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  • (9 jobs)
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Educational Administrator Demographics

Gender

Female

59.7%

Male

27.1%

Unknown

13.2%
Ethnicity

White

60.1%

Hispanic or Latino

16.8%

Black or African American

11.9%

Asian

7.5%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

43.4%

French

11.3%

Japanese

5.7%

Mandarin

5.7%

Chinese

3.8%

German

3.8%

Russian

3.8%

Korean

3.8%

Arabic

3.8%

Italian

3.8%

Portuguese

1.9%

Bulgarian

1.9%

Hebrew

1.9%

Cantonese

1.9%

Carrier

1.9%

Navajo

1.9%
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Educational Administrator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

11.1%

Walden University

8.3%

Nova Southeastern University

7.6%

Grand Canyon University

6.9%

Capella University

6.3%

New York University

4.9%

Temple University

4.9%

Governors State University

4.9%

University of New Mexico

4.9%

University of Alabama

4.2%

University of Southern California

4.2%

Saint Leo University

4.2%

New Mexico Highlands University

3.5%

Troy University

3.5%

Texas A&M University

3.5%

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

3.5%

Florida State University

3.5%

Howard University

3.5%

Strayer University

3.5%

Ball State University

3.5%
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Majors

Educational Leadership

19.5%

Business

17.2%

Education

14.2%

Elementary Education

6.8%

Psychology

5.0%

Nursing

4.3%

Communication

3.8%

General Education, Specific Areas

3.2%

Human Resources Management

2.7%

Special Education

2.7%

Management

2.5%

English

2.5%

Political Science

2.3%

Health Care Administration

2.3%

Criminal Justice

2.2%

History

2.0%

Educational Technology

1.8%

Health Education

1.7%

Biology

1.7%

Early Childhood Education

1.7%
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Degrees

Masters

34.6%

Bachelors

28.1%

Other

17.9%

Doctorate

8.0%

Certificate

5.2%

Associate

4.5%

Diploma

0.9%

License

0.8%
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