What is the average salary for a Principal?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of a Principal is $90,670. Salaries start from $59,010 and go up to $128,110. Please note that the average salary for a Principal may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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Highest

The top 10% of Principals in United States earn:

$128,110
Senior

The top 25% of Principals in United States earn:

$108,780
Experienced

The middle 50% of Principals in United States earn:

$88,380
Junior

The bottom 25% of Principals in United States earn:

$71,460
Starting

The bottom 10% of Principals in United States earn:

$59,010

Historical salary

Principal salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Principal Salary in New Jersey 124,040 1
Principal Salary in Connecticut 117,420 2
Principal Salary in New York 111,790 3
Principal Salary in Delaware 108,180 4
Principal Salary in Maryland 103,640 5
Principal Salary in California 102,090 6
Principal Salary in Washington 102,030 7
Principal Salary in Illinois 99,640 8
Principal Salary in Pennsylvania 98,150 9
Principal Salary in Alaska 97,950 10
Principal Salary in Rhode Island 97,790 11
Principal Salary in Minnesota 97,690 12
Principal Salary in Massachusetts 97,510 13
Principal Salary in Oregon 95,350 14
Principal Salary in Wisconsin 94,690 15
Principal Salary in Wyoming 92,870 16
Principal Salary in United States 90,670 17
Principal Salary in Nevada 89,950 18
Principal Salary in Florida 89,530 19
Principal Salary in Michigan 89,130 20
Principal Salary in Nebraska 88,710 21
Principal Salary in Missouri 88,640 22
Principal Salary in Iowa 86,850 23
Principal Salary in Virginia 86,720 24
Principal Salary in District of Columbia 86,590 25
Principal Salary in Georgia 85,340 26
Principal Salary in Hawaii 84,560 27
Principal Salary in Vermont 83,140 28
Principal Salary in Ohio 82,820 29
Principal Salary in Utah 82,470 30
Principal Salary in Colorado 82,300 31
Principal Salary in Indiana 81,890 32
Principal Salary in Kentucky 81,810 33
Principal Salary in North Dakota 81,670 34
Principal Salary in New Hampshire 81,070 35
Principal Salary in Kansas 81,020 36
Principal Salary in South Carolina 80,190 37
Principal Salary in Alabama 77,880 38
Principal Salary in New Mexico 77,540 39
Principal Salary in Idaho 77,060 40
Principal Salary in Arkansas 76,910 41
Principal Salary in Texas 76,020 42
Principal Salary in Montana 74,860 43
Principal Salary in Tennessee 74,000 44
Principal Salary in Maine 73,820 45
Principal Salary in Arizona 73,620 46
Principal Salary in South Dakota 73,550 47
Principal Salary in Louisiana 73,170 48
Principal Salary in Mississippi 72,410 49
Principal Salary in Oklahoma 70,780 50
Principal Salary in North Carolina 67,850 51
Principal Salary in Guam 66,240 52
Principal Salary in West Virginia 65,050 53
Principal Salary in Virgin Islands 59,410 54
Principal Salary in Puerto Rico 43,690 55

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics