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

Average annual salary Average annual salary for principals by years of experience
Affiliation   Less than 3 years   3 to 9 years   10 years or more
All private schools  $57,500   $48,000   $55,600   $64,500  
                 
Catholic- Parochial  55,600   49,300   53,600   59,900  
Catholic- Diocesan  56,900   57,800   58,400   55,300  
Catholic- Private  71,100   72,600   67,500   73,100  
Baptist  38,400   25,400   37,800   47,300  
Jewish  87,100   68,000   83,900   96,000  
                 
Lutheran  48,300   42,300   45,300   52,900  
Seventh-Day Adventist  47,300   45,000   45,600   50,800  
Other Religious  45,500   37,700   47,100   50,800  
Nonsectarian- Regular  88,900   71,000   87,800   96,300  
Nonsectarian- Special Emphasis  63,500   52,700   57,300   72,100  
Nonsectarian- Special Education  68,300   63,900   61,800   81,700  
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Private School Principal Data File," 2007–08.