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By the Numbers: Principal Earnings

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Salaries for high school principals rose 4.03 percent this school year from 1994-1995, according to an annual survey by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The highest-paid principal responding to NASSP's annual survey made $110,686, while the lowest-paid principal made $36,400.

                      Principals                  Assistant Principals
             ----------------------------     ----------------------------
             1994-95   1995-96   % change     1994-95   1995-96   % change
             -------   -------   --------     -------   -------   --------

Elementary $58,589 $60,922 3.98% $48,491 $50,537 4.22%
Middle & junior high 62,311 64,452 3.44 52,942 54,355 2.67
High school 66,596 69,277 4.03 55,556 57,555 3.60

Information about ordering copies of the "Administrative Information Report" is available from NASSP at (800) 253-7746, fax (703) 476-5432.

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