Principals in America make an average salary of $142,276 per year or $68.4 per hour.If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $234,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $86,000 per year.Most Principal jobs are in Technology companies and Finance companies.Nevada, California, New York, Rhode Island, and Connecticut have the highest paying Principal jobs.The typical tenure for a Principal is 4.8 years.
Across America, Principals make on average $142,276 annually or $68.4 hourly.Working in San Jose, CA as a Principal will pay you the highest wages at around $178,899 per year.Even an entry-level Principal makes $99,000 per year in San Jose, CA.The highest earning states when it comes to Principal salaries are Nevada, California, New York, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.The lowest earning states are Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.
The darker areas on the map show where Principals earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.
Average Principal Salary By Company
Principal jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others.The most abundant employment opportunities for Principals are in Technology companies and Finance companies.Deloitte and SAP America are the highest paying companies.Companies like Sony Corporation of America and SunGard also report very competitive wages for Principals.
Principal salaries can vary depending on the industry.Our analysis shows that Finance companies, Professional companies, and Real Estate companies pay higher-than-average wages for Principals.Finance companies pay their Principals the highest wages, averaging $159,706 per year. Professional companies and Real Estate companies pay well too, at $158,274 and $157,989, respectively.The average salary for Principals in the Non Profits industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $109,532.
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