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How much does a Principal make in California?

Average Principal Hourly Wage in California

Principals earn a median hourly wage of $45.13. Hourly wages typically start from $25.13 and go up to $79.69.

Average Principal Yearly Salary in California

Principals earn a median salary of $110,860 per year. Salaries typically start from $80,540 and go up to $143,500.

Learn more about the Principal job market for salaries of real jobs in your area. Alternatively, see what Principals earn in other states.

Great principals can make a huge difference in the lives of students and their communities. Principals have always been responsible for the management of their school, but lately they’ve also taken on an additional task of student achievement. In some instances, the increased hours and responsibility are not compensated for by minimal principal salary increases.

How to Become a Principal

Interested in becoming a principal? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good principal? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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Principal Earnings by Seniority

Top End Principal Earnings

The highest earning Principals in California earn:

$79.69
an hour
$143,500
per year
Senior Principal Earnings

Senior Principals in California earn:

$62.22
an hour
$124,460
per year
Experienced Principal Earnings

Experienced Principals in California earn:

$45.13
an hour
$110,860
per year
Junior Principal Earnings

Junior Principals in California earn:

$33.25
an hour
$94,810
per year
Starting Principal Earnings

Starting Principals in California earn:

$25.13
an hour
$80,540
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Principal salary comparison

Historical salary for Principals in California

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

How to Become a Principal

Interested in becoming a principal? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good principal? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

      Loading jobs...

    View all jobs →

    Would you like to post jobs on this career? Find the best candidates using Sokanu's new psychometric job platform. Visit employers.sokanu.com today.