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Average annual salary for public school principals, by years of experience as a principal and state: 2017–18

  Average annual salary   Average annual salary for principals by years of experience  
State   Less than 3 years   3 to 9 years   10 years or more  
United States $98,300   $90,400   $99,400   $104,700  
                 
Alabama 86,300   83,000   85,400   92,000  
Alaska 99,900   87,100   102,900   112,000  
Arizona 81,700   73,400   84,300   90,100  
Arkansas 81,800   78,300   79,000   87,900  
California 114,800   103,700   118,600   121,900  
                 
Colorado 93,800   82,100   95,500   106,400  
Connecticut 131,500   125,600   131,900   136,600  
Delaware 116,600   108,700   117,600   119,800  
District of Columbia        
Florida 94,600   86,800   95,400   102,100  
                 
Georgia 100,500   93,600   100,200   115,500  
Hawaii 115,400   110,500   114,400   119,000  
Idaho 80,200   77,300   77,100   85,600  
Illinois 107,700   101,600   107,700   114,900  
Indiana 90,200   83,700   93,400   90,300  
                 
Iowa 99,500   94,200   99,900   101,400  
Kansas 83,500   84,300   78,100   89,500  
Kentucky 85,200   80,800   89,200   78,800  
Louisiana 77,700   76,200   73,900   83,600  
Maine 84,000   76,400   85,700   88,400  
                 
Maryland        
Massachusetts 112,700   112,100   110,600   117,400  
Michigan 90,900   84,700   93,900   92,600  
Minnesota 104,100   92,400   107,000   110,200  
Mississippi 78,200   74,600   80,300   79,400  
                 
Missouri 90,600   79,600   89,900   99,600  
Montana 75,900   66,300   77,100   86,700  
Nebraska 97,500   85,400   98,500   106,500  
Nevada 102,000   92,700   102,200   109,900  
New Hampshire 94,400   87,300   95,500   98,500  
                 
New Jersey 126,600   112,000   120,800   144,700  
New Mexico 77,100   71,100   78,300   85,800  
New York 127,600   110,600   129,000   141,500  
North Carolina 78,900   71,000   81,000   85,100  
North Dakota 89,100   71,200   95,600   97,200  
                 
Ohio 90,200   87,800   89,400   92,600  
Oklahoma 68,500   64,200   68,000   76,300  
Oregon 100,700   96,000   101,700   102,800  
Pennsylvania 99,800   91,500   102,100   102,900  
Rhode Island 104,300   104,600   99,800   110,100  
                 
South Carolina 92,000   87,500   92,700   95,800  
South Dakota 71,600   71,000   64,300   77,500  
Tennessee 89,900   82,700   89,500   96,500  
Texas 86,600   81,300   87,500   91,800  
Utah 90,700   87,700   90,400   96,000  
                 
Vermont 92,300   85,700   92,700   100,100  
Virginia 97,500   96,500   100,600   92,800  
Washington 115,300   108,800   117,000   118,400  
West Virginia 74,300   65,300   76,400   81,300  
Wisconsin 96,200   85,800   96,800   102,600  
Wyoming 94,500   89,400   87,700   104,500  
‡ 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, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Preliminary Public School Principal Restricted-Use Data File," 2017–18.