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

  Average annual salary   Average annual salary for principals by years of experience
Affiliation   Less than 3 years 3 to 9 years   10 years or more  
All private schools $72,500   $62,200   $76,700   $75,900
               
Catholic, Parochial 69,000   68,300   66,700   71,200
Catholic, Diocesan 71,200   65,700   74,800   72,800
Catholic, Private 85,100   75,400   92,800   84,800
Baptist 44,400   35,800   51,300   47,100
Jewish      
               
Lutheran 64,100   67,100   58,600   65,500
Seventh-Day Adventist 55,000   45,900   62,500   54,700
All Other Religious 53,800   46,400   55,500   57,500
Non-sectarian, Regular      
Non-sectarian, Special Emphasis 78,200   68,000   86,800   75,400
Non-sectarian, Special Education 87,900   73,300   80,500   102,400
‡ 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.