Average salary paid in public school systems in the United States in 2011, by position (in U.S. dollars)

U.S. public schools - average salary paid 2011 This graph shows the average annual salary paid in public schools in the United States in 2011, by position. In 2011, the average salary for principals in elementary schools was at 89,591 U.S. dollars.
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PositionAverage annual salary (in U.S. dollars)
Superintendent (contract salary)161,992
Deputy/associate superintendent138,061
Assistant superintendent122,333
Administrators for instructional services103,025
Principals (senior high)102,191
Administrators for staff personnel services101,578
Administrators for finance and business101,347
Principals (junior high/middle)95,426
Administrators for technology90,914
Principals (elementary)89,591
Administrators for public relations/information84,629
Assistant principals (senior high)82,027
Subject area supervisors80,534
Assistant principals (junior high/middle)78,131
Assistant principals (elementary)71,764
Counselors60,188
Librarians59,093
Classroom teachers54,220
School nurses48,044
Accounting/payroll clerks (central office)39,790
Secretaries (central office)38,606
Typists/data entry clerks (central office)32,636
Secretaries (school building level)30,226
Library clerks (school building level)21,142
PositionAverage annual salary (in U.S. dollars)
Superintendent (contract salary)161,992
Deputy/associate superintendent138,061
Assistant superintendent122,333
Administrators for instructional services103,025
Principals (senior high)102,191
Administrators for staff personnel services101,578
Administrators for finance and business101,347
Principals (junior high/middle)95,426
Administrators for technology90,914
Principals (elementary)89,591
Administrators for public relations/information84,629
Assistant principals (senior high)82,027
Subject area supervisors80,534
Assistant principals (junior high/middle)78,131
Assistant principals (elementary)71,764
Counselors60,188
Librarians59,093
Classroom teachers54,220
School nurses48,044
Accounting/payroll clerks (central office)39,790
Secretaries (central office)38,606
Typists/data entry clerks (central office)32,636
Secretaries (school building level)30,226
Library clerks (school building level)21,142

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This graph shows the average annual salary paid in public schools in the United States in 2011, by position. In 2011, the average salary for principals in elementary schools was at 89,591 U.S. dollars.
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December 2017
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United States
Survey time period
2011

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