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Table 5. Average annual salary for public school principals, by years of experience as a principal and state: 2007–08

State Average annual salary Average annual salary for principals by years of experience
  Less than 3 years   3 to 9 years   10 years or more
United States $85,700   $80,700   $85,700   $90,300  
                 
Alabama 76,700   75,300   75,600   80,700  
Alaska 81,600   75,100   83,700   88,000  
Arizona 73,400   71,100   73,100   76,900  
Arkansas 72,900   70,900   70,800   76,200  
California 103,000   98,300   102,600   108,600  
                 
Colorado 81,300   76,600   81,500   90,100  
Connecticut 113,900   114,200   111,800   117,300  
Delaware 97,300   97,000   95,400   102,100  
District of Columbia 101,100   92,800   104,400   101,600  
Florida 86,100   80,700   83,400   95,400  
                 
Georgia 90,600   85,500   92,200   92,200  
Hawaii 103,200   91,700   102,500   111,200  
Idaho 70,600   67,700   73,300   69,900  
Illinois 91,700   89,500   88,500   98,900  
Indiana 82,000   77,100   83,400   82,400  
                 
Iowa 78,800   71,800   78,600   82,300  
Kansas 72,500   64,100   72,100   77,800  
Kentucky 77,000   74,500   77,000   79,500  
Louisiana 69,100   67,400   69,000   71,500  
Maine 71,300   67,600   73,000   71,700  
                 
Maryland 103,600   99,600   108,300   102,100  
Massachusetts 94,600   91,000   94,800   98,200  
Michigan 86,800   81,700   86,600   91,000  
Minnesota 90,200   81,700   90,200   94,500  
Mississippi 72,100   72,400   69,800   76,400  
                 
Missouri 76,200   71,300   73,900   83,600  
Montana 62,100   52,600   66,900   64,200  
Nebraska 78,500   70,900   79,300   82,500  
Nevada 85,700   81,600   87,600   87,900  
New Hampshire 80,700   78,700   80,800   81,300  
                 
New Jersey 112,000   107,300   113,500   114,300  
New Mexico 71,000   66,800   71,900   74,400  
New York 109,900   100,200   107,100   123,200  
North Carolina 72,700   68,100   72,200   84,200  
North Dakota 63,200   52,700   61,500   69,400  
                 
Ohio 79,200   73,300   77,400   83,800  
Oklahoma 62,400   56,500   61,400   66,700  
Oregon 84,600   78,300   87,300   86,100  
Pennsylvania 89,700   85,800   88,300   95,100  
Rhode Island 94,600   92,100   94,800   96,200  
                 
South Carolina 81,600   76,400   80,300   87,300  
South Dakota 60,500   54,700   60,300   62,900  
Tennessee 69,100   63,900   70,900   71,700  
Texas 74,300   67,400   72,800   83,200  
Utah 73,700   65,200   76,500   78,300  
                 
Vermont 74,500   71,000   73,800   77,700  
Virginia 81,600   73,600   82,300   96,200  
Washington 91,700   89,800   93,800   90,400  
West Virginia 65,600   62,400   65,100   67,900  
Wisconsin 84,500   76,700   83,900   87,700  
Wyoming 82,000   71,800   77,800   89,200  
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Principal Data File," 2007–08.


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