Middle School Principal

Middle School Principal Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$79,000
$39,000
Min 10%
$79,000
Median 50%
$159,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
4.2 years
How much does a middle school principal make?
As a Middle School Principal in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $79,201 per year or $38.08 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $159,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $39,000 per year. The top 5 states when it comes to Middle School Principal salaries are California, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and Delaware. Most Middle School Principals spend 4.2 years in the position.
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Principal
$113,085

Average Middle School Principal Salary By Location

Middle School Principals in the US makes an average salary of $79,201 per year or $38.08 per hour. San Jose, CA reports the highest Middle School Principal salaries at $142,146 per year. Even an entry-level Middle School Principal makes $90,000 per year in San Jose, CA. California, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and Delaware are the states with the highest payscale for Middle School Principals. The lowest earning states are Idaho, West Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Jose, CA
$142,146
2
Montclair, NJ
$125,585
3
Ithaca, NY
$125,112
4
Rockville, MD
$115,193
5
Belmont, MA
$108,202

Average Middle School Principal Salary By Company

Middle School Principals can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Companies like Oakland Unified School District or Fort Worth Independent School District will get you the highest pay packages. Also, companies like Waunakee High School and Ithaca City School District pay their Middle School Principals very well.

Average Middle School Principal Pay By Industry

Wages for Middle School Principals can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Internet companies, Energy companies, and Non Profits companies tend to have the highest salaries for Middle School Principals. Salaries for Middle School Principals in Internet companies average $91,669 annually, while Energy companies and Non Profits companies pay $85,052 and $77,905, respectively. The types of companies that pay Middle School Principals the least are in the Manufacturing industry, where the average annual salary is $75,856.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Internet
$91,669
2
Energy
$85,052
3
Non Profits
$77,905
4
Education
$77,128
5
Utilities
$76,558

Recently Added Middle School Principal Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Acton-Agua Dulce Unified
Middle School Principal
01/26/2020
$112,266
Rio Elementary
Middle School Principal
01/24/2020
$116,963
Franklin-McKinley School District
Middle School Principal
01/23/2020
$124,367
Salida Union School District
Middle School Principal
12/27/2019
$114,888
Wentzville R-IV School District
Middle School Principal
12/22/2019
$109,900
Hemet Unified School District
Middle School Principal
12/21/2019
$108,477
Torrance Unified
Middle School Principal
12/18/2019
$105,075
Austin Independent School District
Middle School Principal
12/14/2019
$99,318
Atlas Preparatory School
Middle School Principal
12/08/2019
$70,000
Hesperia Unified
Middle School Principal
11/27/2019
$54,591
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