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Table 4. Average annual salary for public school principals, by years of experience as a principal and state: 2011–12


      Average annual salary for principals by years of experience  
State Average annual salary   Less than 3 years   3 to 9 years   10 years or more  
United States $90,500   $83,500   $90,900   $96,000  
                 
Alabama 80,500   74,800   79,900   85,300  
Alaska 92,500   82,100   92,700   101,500  
Arizona 72,300   65,000   72,100   80,700  
Arkansas 75,000   72,400   74,500   77,600  
California 103,600   99,200   102,500   110,600  
                 
Colorado 85,700   84,200   84,300   88,700  
Connecticut 123,700   122,800   120,800   129,200  
Delaware 109,000   107,600   106,800   114,700  
District of Columbia        
Florida 86,200   80,300   86,700   89,200  
                 
Georgia 92,100   84,200   94,400   97,800  
Hawaii 105,300   101,700   96,500   123,400  
Idaho 71,100   63,800   72,600   75,800  
Illinois 100,400   92,600   99,500   114,700  
Indiana 84,600   84,300   82,300   87,800  
                 
Iowa 84,700   74,900   86,000   86,900  
Kansas 78,200   71,800   78,700   80,500  
Kentucky 82,600   78,600   82,400   86,500  
Louisiana 74,800   71,300   74,200   79,600  
Maine 78,200   70,400   79,400   82,600  
                 
Maryland        
Massachusetts 101,400   97,300   101,400   107,500  
Michigan 91,100   86,600   89,200   97,600  
Minnesota 94,800   80,100   96,600   98,300  
Mississippi 74,300   67,300   73,900   81,700  
                 
Missouri 83,600   74,000   82,500   93,200  
Montana 65,800   53,200   68,900   75,700  
Nebraska 84,400   76,600   85,600   86,300  
Nevada 90,400   85,500   90,300   94,900  
New Hampshire 87,200   79,400   91,100   90,000  
                 
New Jersey 122,900   113,800   118,600   135,100  
New Mexico 74,200   67,600   76,500   82,500  
New York 124,100   112,700   126,000   127,400  
North Carolina 70,400   63,700   70,500   83,900  
North Dakota 72,800   54,600   73,900   82,500  
                 
Ohio 84,300   80,100   83,300   87,100  
Oklahoma 66,400   62,800   65,500   71,100  
Oregon 89,900   85,900   91,500   90,900  
Pennsylvania 98,100   92,100   96,600   105,500  
Rhode Island 99,300   98,400   98,200   101,900  
                 
South Carolina 84,700   80,400   84,300   89,400  
South Dakota 69,200   61,600   67,700   71,800  
Tennessee 74,300   71,700   78,100   72,400  
Texas 77,700   72,100   79,300   82,200  
Utah 82,100   72,700   83,900   84,500  
                 
Vermont 82,500   75,200   79,400   89,000  
Virginia 85,800   78,900   84,900   94,200  
Washington 97,300   97,100   97,200   97,400  
West Virginia 72,700   66,500   70,800   81,400  
Wisconsin 87,900   80,600   87,900   92,600  
Wyoming 92,500   80,700   90,100   99,900  
‡ Reporting standards not met. The response rate is below 50 percent.
NOTE: Principals who reported an annual salary of zero are excluded from the table.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Principal Data File," 2011–12.


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