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Assistant School Principal

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

An Assistant School Principal provides support and shares some or many of the duties of the School Principal. May oversee operations within a school, managing teachers and other staff. May be required to attend parent consultations, taking parent suggestions and discussing the educational needs of individual students.

Job Outlook

There were 507 Assistant School Principal job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 12784 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Elementary and Secondary School Administrator industry, which includes the Assistant School Principal career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Assistant School Principal jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $82,120.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $81,449.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Assistant School Principal postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $73,203.

Education and Experience

Posted Assistant School Principal jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree2.75%
Bachelor's Degree18.44%
Master's Degree49.94%
Doctoral Degree5.55%
Other12.63%

Posted Assistant School Principal jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years23.92%
3 to 5 years70.66%
6 to 8 years4.49%
9+ years0.93%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Assistant School Principal positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Teaching (46.02%)
  • Leadership (45.08%)
  • Communication (39.89%)
  • Management (27.62%)
  • Operations (24.46%)
  • Planning (24.08%)
  • Coordinating (18.62%)
  • Interpersonal Communications (14.97%)
  • Educational Leadership (14.31%)
  • Writing (14.23%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Educational Administration (20.12%)
  • Office Equipment (16.26%)
  • Special Education (26%)
  • Pedagogy (8.76%)
  • Student Services (18.5%)
  • Curriculum Development (30%)
  • Performance Appraisal (8.19%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Teacher Quality Assessments (10.63%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Assistant School Principal skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Assistant Principal
  • High School Assistant Principal
  • Middle School Assistant Principal
  • Elementary Assistant Principal
  • Elementary School Assistant Principal
  • School Principal
  • Principal
  • Assistant Principal of Instruction
  • Fellowship Program Coordinator
  • Secondary Assistant Principal

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Assistant School Principal jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Clark County School District (269)
  • Success Academy (204)
  • IDEA Public Schools (142)
  • Houston Independent School District (116)
  • Pasco County Schools (77)
  • Chicago Public Schools (67)
  • Sargent Rehabilitation Center (65)
  • Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (60)
  • KIPP Foundation (58)
  • Denver Public Schools (55)

North Carolina

  • Wake County Public Schools (20)
  • Cabarrus County Schools (18)
  • Johnston County Public Schools (13)
  • Klein Independent School District (12)
  • Rockingham County Schools (10)
  • Cumberland County Schools (10)
  • FIS (9)
  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools (9)
  • New Hanover County Schools (9)
  • Randolph County Schools (8)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!