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Table 10.    Among districts with more than one school, percentage of public school districts that had salary schedules for principals and average lowest and highest yearly base salaries paid to all full-time principals, by state: 2007–08

State Percent with salary schedules for principals Average lowest and highest yearly base salaries of full-time principals
    Base salary of the lowest paid   Base salary of the highest paid  
United States  50.9     $73,300   $88,600  
               
Alabama  85.2     71,200   87,500  
Alaska  66.3     75,600   85,700  
Arizona  67.7     66,500   79,800  
Arkansas  82.0     57,900   67,300  
California  92.4     87,500   103,800  
               
Colorado  54.6     63,800   80,100  
Connecticut  96.2     106,200   120,900  
Delaware  93.7     92,600   104,500  
District of Columbia  100.0     77,300   134,100  
Florida  95.8     71,500   89,900  
               
Georgia  73.6     68,300   86,700  
Hawaii  100.0     82,400   149,800  
Idaho  51.4     60,300   71,600  
Illinois  17.4     80,500   98,100  
Indiana  39.8     71,800   85,700  
               
Iowa  8.3     67,600   80,200  
Kansas  6.3     61,000   74,100  
Kentucky  79.3     63,000   74,000  
Louisiana  88.2     56,700   69,800  
Maine  34.7     66,400   77,800  
               
Maryland  100.0     83,200   112,700  
Massachusetts  10.8     86,600   105,500  
Michigan  55.7     75,900   88,900  
Minnesota  46.5     79,200   89,000  
Mississippi  54.4     63,100   75,900  
               
Missouri  33.6     64,200   79,800  
Montana  22.4     59,300   64,200  
Nebraska  13.4     64,900   76,300  
Nevada  87.3     69,500   88,400  
New Hampshire  22.2     73,600   87,300  
               
New Jersey  73.2     103,000   125,400  
New Mexico  64.3     64,700   81,900  
New York  51.7     94,000   116,800  
North Carolina  97.9     54,800   85,300  
North Dakota  16.9     54,200   64,500  
               
Ohio  64.9     71,200   85,400  
Oklahoma  43.1     53,200   62,800  
Oregon  52.1     73,700   84,600  
Pennsylvania  35.1     76,100   92,400  
Rhode Island  57.7     91,300   104,500  
               
South Carolina  91.0     70,800   90,800  
South Dakota  9.3     51,500   59,000  
Tennessee  79.6     54,600   68,000  
Texas  49.4     60,600   74,400  
Utah  92.1     64,600   81,200  
               
Vermont  18.7     69,000   87,700  
Virginia  81.9     67,200   87,200  
Washington  79.3     80,400   96,200  
West Virginia  89.0     52,800   73,700  
Wisconsin  8.1     75,000   88,300  
Wyoming  57.7     73,300   84,400  
NOTE: Districts with only one school, including single traditional public schools and public charter schools that operate independently of a regular school district, were not asked about principal salary schedules, specific agreements with principal unions, principal hiring, number of contract days for principals, principal tenure, or training programs for aspiring school administrators. Estimates in this table are based on 68 percent of all districts. The 2007-08 SASS sampled all districts in Florida, Hawaii, andMaryland. As a result of sampling, variance estimates for these states are always equal to zero and noted with a dagger (†).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School District Data File," 2007–08.


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