Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary

General Information

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of kindergarten, elementary, or secondary schools.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of elementary, middle, and high school principals is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 22,100 openings for elementary, middle, and high school principals are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$98,490

State-by-state Salary

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$137,640
$70,750
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-master's certificate 43%
  • Master's degree 37%
  • High school 9%
  • Bachelor's degree 6%
  • First professional degree 3%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Administration and Management

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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