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Table 30.  Average annual salary for public school principals and average annual salary by years of experience as a principal, by state: 2003–04

    Average annual salary for principals by years of experience
State  Average annual salary Fewer than 3 years 3–9 years 10 years or more
United States  $75,500 $71,100 $75,800 $78,700
         
Alabama  65,300 64,400 64,000 69,100
Alaska  73,800 68,300 75,300 77,200
Arizona  63,000 57,600 64,900 68,000
Arkansas  60,900 60,200 61,800 60,100
California  89,900 84,900 91,100 92,300
         
Colorado  73,200 65,000 74,800 78,800
Connecticut  100,700 97,700 98,300 104,600
Delaware  89,300 86,300 90,100 91,200
District of Columbia  88,600 87,600 91,500 85,800
Florida  73,300 68,200 70,400 81,500
         
Georgia  81,000 76,400 82,900 84,700
Hawaii  71,600 67,100 71,100 77,800
Idaho  64,700 57,600 65,300 68,200
Illinois  80,500 75,600 84,200 81,900
Indiana  73,600 72,500 72,900 75,000
         
Iowa  67,800 58,800 66,500 72,400
Kansas  63,600 61,500 63,300 64,500
Kentucky  65,500 61,200 69,200 66,700
Louisiana  57,700 55,500 57,800 59,400
Maine  62,500 58,400 61,600 65,500
         
Maryland  86,800 83,900 86,500 90,300
Massachusetts  84,100 82,800 86,500 83,200
Michigan  82,200 76,600 82,400 86,100
Minnesota  80,300 72,100 80,100 85,300
Mississippi  61,500 59,900 61,900 62,600
         
Missouri  65,900 58,800 67,000 70,700
Montana  53,700 47,200 53,800 56,900
Nebraska  61,900 59,800 63,800 61,300
Nevada  74,000 68,800 74,900 80,000
New Hampshire  69,500 69,500 66,200 73,200
         
New Jersey  101,700 93,100 102,200 109,000
New Mexico  62,600 60,200 62,400 64,700
New York  94,300 90,400 91,900 104,700
North Carolina  71,700 60,700 70,900 81,900
North Dakota  55,100 45,300 53,700 58,300
         
Ohio  73,100 69,200 71,500 76,500
Oklahoma  53,900 49,800 54,500 55,700
Oregon  74,800 70,300 76,400 75,800
Pennsylvania  80,300 74,800 78,700 85,600
Rhode Island  81,900 81,600 85,300 77,400
         
South Carolina  72,000 66,600 72,700 75,100
South Dakota  54,600 51,100 54,700 56,000
Tennessee  61,400 57,800 60,700 65,300
Texas  66,100 60,000 67,900 70,700
Utah  66,900 65,700 65,600 69,600
         
Vermont  65,800 60,900 63,100 69,500
Virginia  71,700 66,500 73,200 74,200
Washington  84,500 80,600 83,500 88,000
West Virginia  57,200 58,100 55,900 57,400
Wisconsin  73,400 68,800 72,900 77,000
Wyoming  64,600 60,000 64,500 68,300
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Public School Principal Data File, 2003–04.

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