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What is the average salary for a Principal?

The average salary of a Principal is $48.4. Salaries start from $23.9 and go up to $82.2. 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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$0 $82.2
Starting ($23.88)
Junior ($31.17)
Experienced ($42.02)
Senior ($58.01)
Highest ($82.23)
Highest

The top 10% of Principals in United States earn:

$82.2
Senior

The top 25% of Principals in United States earn:

$58.0
Experienced

The middle 50% of Principals in United States earn:

$42.0
Junior

The bottom 25% of Principals in United States earn:

$31.2
Starting

The bottom 10% of Principals in United States earn:

$23.9

Historical salary

Principal salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Principal Salary in Delaware 66.4 1
Principal Salary in New Jersey 63.2 2
Principal Salary in Maryland 56.9 3
Principal Salary in Pennsylvania 54.9 4
Principal Salary in Rhode Island 54.8 5
Principal Salary in New York 54.5 6
Principal Salary in Connecticut 53.5 7
Principal Salary in Michigan 53.4 8
Principal Salary in Florida 52.9 9
Principal Salary in Hawaii 52.9 10
Principal Salary in North Dakota 51.3 11
Principal Salary in Nevada 50.9 12
Principal Salary in Missouri 50.6 13
Principal Salary in Arizona 50.5 14
Principal Salary in Alaska 50.4 15
Principal Salary in District of Columbia 50.2 16
Principal Salary in California 50.1 17
Principal Salary in Georgia 49.7 18
Principal Salary in Utah 49.7 19
Principal Salary in Texas 48.6 20
Principal Salary in South Dakota 48.5 21
Principal Salary in Massachusetts 48.4 22
Principal Salary in United States 48.4 23
Principal Salary in Oregon 48.3 24
Principal Salary in Wyoming 47.7 25
Principal Salary in Virginia 47.1 26
Principal Salary in North Carolina 46.5 27
Principal Salary in Ohio 46.2 28
Principal Salary in Washington 46.1 29
Principal Salary in New Hampshire 46.1 30
Principal Salary in Iowa 46.0 31
Principal Salary in Minnesota 46 32
Principal Salary in Illinois 45.9 33
Principal Salary in Alabama 45.7 34
Principal Salary in Louisiana 45.5 35
Principal Salary in Indiana 45.2 36
Principal Salary in Nebraska 44.4 37
Principal Salary in Colorado 44.0 38
Principal Salary in Mississippi 43.8 39
Principal Salary in Wisconsin 43.4 40
Principal Salary in Kentucky 43.3 41
Principal Salary in West Virginia 41.5 42
Principal Salary in Tennessee 41.4 43
Principal Salary in Guam 41.0 44
Principal Salary in Kansas 40.1 45
Principal Salary in South Carolina 40.0 46
Principal Salary in Maine 38.8 47
Principal Salary in Idaho 38.6 48
Principal Salary in Oklahoma 38.5 49
Principal Salary in Montana 37.9 50
Principal Salary in Vermont 37.7 51
Principal Salary in Arkansas 37.2 52
Principal Salary in New Mexico 34.8 53
Principal Salary in Puerto Rico 24.0 54