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Public and Private School Principle in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1987-88 to 1993-94
Table A8.-Average salary of public and private school principals by sex and race-ethnicity,
         by highest degree earned and years of experience as a principal:  1993-94
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                                                          Sex                               Race-ethnicity
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                                Total
                              number of      All                      Am. Ind./   Asian/        Black     White non-                Total
Principal characteristics    principals  principals   Male   Female    AK Nat.  Pac. Isl.   non-Hispanic   Hispanic   Hispanic   minority
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PUBLIC
   All degrees
    All                         79,618     $54,857 $54,922  $54,736    $51,117    $59,446       $57,699     $54,466    $55,862    $56,956
    Fewer than 3 years          18,165      52,070  52,046   52,096     46,048     55,489        55,405      51,617     52,672     54,086
    3 to 9 years                32,885      54,712  54,197   55,432     48,822     59,732        58,252      54,075     56,542     57,582
    10 years or more            28,568      56,799  56,669   57,400     57,131     62,682        58,802      56,549     58,704     58,752
  Less than bachelor's
    All                             -           -       -        -          -          -             -           -          -          -
    Fewer than 3 years              -           -       -        -          -          -             -           -          -          -
    3 to 9 years                    -           -       -        -          -          -             -           -          -          -
    10 years or more                -           -       -        -          -          -             -           -          -          -
  Bachelor's
    All                          1,140      41,608  44,907   38,112         -          -             -       40,103         -      52,356
    Fewer than 3 years             423      36,520  38,964   35,002         -          -             -       36,462         -      38,218
    3 to 9 years                   491      44,924  49,605   37,823         -          -             -       42,803         -      52,534
    10 years or more               225      43,925  41,563   47,036         -          -             -       42,290         -      61,834
  Master's
    All                         50,469      53,959  53,820   54,241     49,035     60,041        56,870      53,488     55,990     56,342
    Fewer than 3 years          11,965      51,331  51,043   51,675     45,798     57,053        54,737      50,689     53,486     53,884
    3 to 9 years                20,745      53,887  53,221   54,921     48,262     60,963        58,048      53,076     56,625     57,457
    10 years or more            17,758      55,812  55,560   57,056     52,684     61,216        56,979      55,639     58,447     57,120
  Ed. spec./prof. dipl.
    All                         20,573      55,383  55,424   55,313     57,390     55,952        56,765      55,242     54,458     56,284
    Fewer than 3 years           4,574      54,166  54,524   53,818     47,832     45,806        55,667      54,226     49,368     53,848
    3 to 9 years                 8,590      54,994  54,306   55,751     52,824     56,891        56,344      54,717     56,915     56,378
    10 years or more             7,408      56,586  56,574   56,639     66,076     56,680        59,248      56,371     54,835     58,947
Doctorate
    All                          7,430      61,545  62,694   59,535         -          -         63,725      61,270     61,413     62,854
    Fewer than 3 years           1,203      56,920  58,224   55,998         -          -         61,271      56,567     51,868     58,875
    3 to 9 years                 3,051      61,099  61,669   60,316         -          -         63,848      60,819     60,912     62,290
    10 years or more             3,176      63,726  64,333   61,621         -          -         64,403      63,498     67,819     64,876
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See footnote at end of table.
Table A8.-Average salary of public and private school principals by sex and race-ethnicity, 
         by highest degree earned and years of experience as a principal:  1993-94(continued)
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                                                          Sex                               Race-ethnicity
                                                    ---------------  ----------------------------------------------------------
                                Total
                              number of      All                      Am. Ind./   Asian/        Black     White non-                Total
Principal characteristics    principals  principals   Male   Female    AK Nat.  Pac. Isl.   non-Hispanic   Hispanic   Hispanic   minority
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PRIVATE
   All degrees
    All                         25,015     $32,075 $35,597  $29,185    $31,632    $35,961       $34,383     $31,969    $31,350    $33,450
    Fewer than 3 years           6,214      27,063  28,514   26,024         -      39,168        36,574      26,385     28,476     34,848
    3 to 9 years                 9,136      32,856  35,074   31,083     29,496     45,223        31,932      32,844     35,686     33,002
    10 years or more             9,665      34,673  40,160   29,625     34,267     32,266        37,049      34,794     29,257     32,761
  Less than bachelor's
    All                          2,110      18,294  14,428   23,197         -          -             -       18,059         -          -
    Fewer than 3 years             658      15,386  13,556   19,574         -          -             -       15,007         -          -
    3 to 9 years                   708      16,427  16,110   16,685         -          -             -       15,686         -          -
    10 years or more               745      24,236  14,328       -          -          -             -       24,205         -          -
  Bachelor's
    All                          6,480      24,249  26,180   22,982         -          -         24,375      23,858     30,437     28,469
    Fewer than 3 years           2,298      19,462  21,989   18,088         -          -         25,169      18,351     26,050     29,050
    3 to 9 years                 2,488      25,945  24,496   26,987         -          -         20,235      25,987     33,942     25,567
    10 years or more             1,694      29,059  33,768   25,487         -          -         46,874      28,734         -      38,481
  Master's
    All                         12,900      34,789  39,029   31,432         -          -         37,070      34,750     35,191     35,348
    Fewer than 3 years           2,745      33,998  35,780   32,869         -          -         37,261      33,732     39,727     37,077
    3 to 9 years                 4,570      35,396  38,001   33,324         -          -         40,088      35,236     39,394     37,894
    10 years or more             5,585      34,675  41,126   29,024         -          -         33,709      34,834     31,447     32,369
  Ed. spec./prof. dipl.
    All                          2,049      35,113  40,947   31,449         -          -             -       35,207         -          -
    Fewer than 3 years             314      31,513  35,962   28,737         -          -             -       31,513         -          -
    3 to 9 years                   892      36,986  42,005   34,389         -          -             -       36,323         -          -
    10 years or more               842      34,382  41,699   28,703         -          -             -       35,490         -          -
Doctorate
    All                          1,476      51,190  52,759   47,236         -          -             -       51,252         -          -
    Fewer than 3 years             198      49,592  51,995   43,662         -          -             -       44,732         -          -
    3 to 9 years                   479      50,652  51,747   47,023         -          -             -       50,871         -          -
    10 years or more               799      51,918  53,647   48,156         -          -             -       53,173         -          -
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-Too few cases for a reliable estimate.
NOTE:  Because of rounding, details may not add to totals.
SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Education, , Schools and Staffing Survey:  1993-94 (Public and 
Private School Principal Questionnaires).


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