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Table 30.  Average annual salary for private school principals and average annual salary by years of experience as a principal, by affiliation stratum: 2003–04

Affiliation stratum Average annual salary Average annual salary for principals by years of experience
Fewer than 3 years 3–9 years   10 years or more
All private schools  $48,000 $39,800 $46,800   $53,700
           
Catholic- Parochial  46,400 44,400 47,200   46,700
Catholic- Diocesan  49,700 45,100 49,100   53,400
Catholic- Private  57,100 52,900 54,900   61,500
Amish   
Assembly of God  37,700 29,700 36,700   47,200
Baptist  29,700 21,200 28,600   35,400
Episcopal  71,000 69,900 66,400   75,600
Jewish  81,800 81,800 84,400   80,800
Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod  44,600 41,300 42,900   46,900
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod  38,000 32,200 37,300   41,700
Mennonite  18,500 11,800 18,300 ! 31,500
Pentecostal  22,400 20,400 23,600   22,500
Seventh-Day Adventist  39,900 37,500 40,900   41,100
Other Religious  36,900 31,400 35,300   42,900
Nonsectarian- Regular  74,300 58,400 73,100   81,900
Nonsectarian- Special Emphasis  52,500 42,300 60,400   54,600
Nonsectarian- Special Education  66,900 56,200 62,800   76,200
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The base-weighted unit response rate was below 50 percent.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Private School Principal Data File, 2003–04.