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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 and median lowest and highest yearly base salaries paid to all full-time principals, by state: 2011–12


State Number of public school districts   Percent with salary schedules for principals   Average base salary of the lowest paid principal in the district   Median base salary of the lowest paid principal in the district   Average base salary of the highest paid principal in the district   Median base salary of the highest paid principal in the district  
United States 11,280   47.4   77,500   74,400   93,700   90,400  
                         
Alabama 120   72.3   71,700   72,100   90,300   90,000  
Alaska 40   73.3   82,800   80,700   97,600   95,400  
Arizona 190   48.5   68,600   69,900   81,000   79,300  
Arkansas 190   81.3   62,700   64,100   71,900   72,300  
California 800   87.5   89,500   91,600   104,400   106,500  
                         
Colorado 140   63.2   63,000   61,900   78,400   69,600  
Connecticut 150   83.8   117,900   119,200   134,700   134,900  
Delaware 20   83.2   98,800   95,500   114,500   114,300  
District of Columbia            
Florida 60 ! 94.8   72,600   72,400   93,900   90,700  
                         
Georgia 190   91.4   72,700   74,300   91,600   93,800  
Hawaii            
Idaho 90   47.6   63,000   63,500   74,300   72,900  
Illinois 610   7.3   81,300   77,900   101,400   94,300  
Indiana 290   30.8   72,900   71,800   90,300   87,900  
                         
Iowa 280   6.8   76,500   74,800   90,300   88,300  
Kansas 310   9.5   65,800   64,900   78,200   74,500  
Kentucky 150   93.6   66,100   66,300   80,000   81,100  
Louisiana 80   86.9   63,300   62,900   76,000   77,200  
Maine 130   27.0   73,100   71,100   80,900   78,100  
                         
Maryland 20   100.0   83,500   81,700   121,900   125,300  
Massachusetts 240   13.5   93,500   91,500   113,100   111,600  
Michigan 530   52.1   79,400   77,000   93,200   91,500  
Minnesota 340   44.5   83,800   84,300   92,700   90,100  
Mississippi 140   65.0   66,100   67,200   80,700   79,800  
                         
Missouri 340   32.3   69,300   65,900   86,100   80,100  
Montana 110   18.8   62,300   61,700   71,300   68,700  
Nebraska 160   9.4   74,000   74,000   87,000   84,100  
Nevada   82.2 ! 77,300   76,600   94,500   96,400  
New Hampshire 150   11.7   83,500   80,900   95,300   93,200  
                         
New Jersey 440   64.5   107,100   105,800   131,900   133,500  
New Mexico 70   81.6   66,100   63,900   84,300   82,100  
New York 560   40.3   102,200   92,100   127,600   117,900  
North Carolina 130   96.4   54,600   54,500   79,500   80,200  
North Dakota 60   18.5   62,800   62,800   73,700   71,900  
                         
Ohio 630   55.1   73,200   71,900   89,200   88,400  
Oklahoma 290   40.0   53,600   53,000   64,400   65,100  
Oregon 180   58.6   75,200   76,900   85,100   88,900  
Pennsylvania 600   42.1   82,400   80,000   101,800   100,100  
Rhode Island 30   30.2   93,700   92,100   106,100   105,900  
                         
South Carolina 120   72.1   72,700   73,200   91,500   89,900  
South Dakota 130   5.8   52,800   55,900   59,700   59,700  
Tennessee 140   82.8   58,500   57,300   71,600   69,200  
Texas 930   50.0   65,200   64,900   81,900   78,300  
Utah 40   93.3   68,300   67,900   86,900   85,600  
                         
Vermont 240   4.3 ! 76,000   72,600   94,300   92,900  
Virginia 130   87.5   72,400   69,100   95,300   91,300  
Washington 210   72.8   88,500   89,400   101,400   102,000  
West Virginia 50 ! 98.0   55,500   56,200   77,300   77,900  
Wisconsin 380   4.3   80,500   80,500   94,600   92,800  
Wyoming 40   51.3   79,600   77,400   95,500   93,400  
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate), the response rate is below 50 percent, or there are too few cases for a reliable estimate.
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. Estimates in this table are based on 66 percent of all districts. Details may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School District Data File," 2011–12.


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