How much does a Principal make in Colorado?

Average Principal Yearly Salary in Colorado

Principals earn an average yearly salary of $87,730. Salaries typically start from $60,670 and go up to $118,660.

Average Principal Hourly Wage in Colorado

Principals earn an average hourly wage of $42.18. Hourly wages typically start from $29.17 and go up to $57.05.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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.

Employment Type Mix

90%
Full-Time
10%
Part-Time

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Principal demographics

Salary Satisfaction

3.5
SCORE
264
RATINGS
Principals average a score of 3.5 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Principals in the 88th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Principal Earnings by Seniority

Top End Principal Earnings

The highest earning Principals in Colorado earn:

$57.05
an hour
$118,660
per year
Senior Principal Earnings

Senior Principals in Colorado earn:

$48.51
an hour
$100,910
per year
Experienced Principal Earnings

Experienced Principals in Colorado earn:

$42.10
an hour
$87,560
per year
Junior Principal Earnings

Junior Principals in Colorado earn:

$34.93
an hour
$72,660
per year
Starting Principal Earnings

Starting Principals in Colorado earn:

$29.17
an hour
$60,670
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Principal Salary Comparison

Principals earn more than 96% percent of similar careers in Colorado.

Principal Salary $87k
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Professor Salary $58k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)