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


      Average annual salary for principals by years of experience  
Affiliation Average annual salary   Less than 3 years   3 to 9 years   10 years or more  
All private schools $65,300   $53,100   $64,300   $70,900  
                 
Catholic, Parochial 59,200   53,200   58,300   61,300  
Catholic, Diocesan 64,100   57,300   67,400   65,500  
Catholic, Private 78,300   77,000   72,000   84,000  
Baptist 42,200   36,900   39,800   46,200  
Jewish        
                 
Lutheran 50,400   41,300   49,400   53,600  
Seventh-Day Adventist 48,500   45,700   49,900   49,000  
All Other Religious 49,600   34,600   46,800   59,700  
Non-sectarian, Regular 118,100   145,700   116,600   114,900  
Non-sectarian, Special Emphasis 62,700   51,300   63,500   66,000  
Non-sectarian, Special Education 76,800   63,300   78,900   82,300  
‡ 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), "Private School Principal Data Files," 2011–12.


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