Principals' Pay Rises
The salaries of principals and assistant principals in public schools rose last year by between 7.1 and 9.3 percent--the largest average percentage increase in four years.
According to the 1984-85 survey of the Educational Research Service, the highest salary for a building administrator this year is $67,102; that sum is paid to a senior-high-school leader in a district of 25,000 or more students. The lowest principal's salary reported, $15,200, is paid to the head of an elementary school in a district of between 2,500 and 10,000 students, according to the survey.
Senior-high principals in school systems of 10,000 to 24,999 students earn from a minimum of $18,367 to a maximum of $66,700, the survey of 987 districts found. In systems of between 2,500 and 9,999 students, the salaries range from $17,480 to $62,490. The range for those in the smallest systems is from $15,985 to $50,500.--mm