Elementary and Secondary School Administrator
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Supervises teachers, counselors, librarians and other school staff, manages a school budget and finances, provides instructional leadership and monitors progress toward local, state and federal educational standards. Directs student discipline and works with parents and community partners. May work in other school district administrative or professional positions such as school district superintendent.
There were 1329 Elementary and Secondary School Administrator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 39816 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Elementary and Secondary School Administrator industry, which includes the Elementary and Secondary School Administrator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Elementary and Secondary School Administrator jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $57,057.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $57,197.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Elementary and Secondary School Administrator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $39,456.
Education and Experience
Posted Elementary and Secondary School Administrator 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.
Posted Elementary and Secondary School Administrator 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 Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||42%|
|3 to 5 years||42%|
|6 to 8 years||10%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Elementary and Secondary School Administrator 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.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (40%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (28%)
- Planning (26%)
- Organizational Skills (19%)
- Research (17%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Teaching (36%)
- Special Education (9%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Budgeting (18%)
- Scheduling (17%)
- Staff Management (11%)
- Project Management (7%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Lesson Planning (4%)
- Staff Development (4%)
- Educational Programs (4%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Elementary and Secondary School Administrator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Dean Of Students
- Professional Development Trainer K-12
- Grad School Mentor , Online
- Advisory Solutions Principal
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.
- Assistant School Principal
- School Principal
- Student Support Administrator
- Director of Special Education
- Superintendent (Education)
- School Athletic Director
- Director of Instruction / Curriculum Specialist
- Physical Education Teacher
- English / Language Arts Teacher
- Dean of Students
Here are the employers that have posted the most Elementary and Secondary School Administrator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Thecollegeboard (458)
- Idea Public Schools (281)
- YMCA (222)
- Boston Public Schools (215)
- Mymentor (211)
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (55)
- Durham Public Schools (51)
- Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools (35)
- Wake County Schools (28)
- University of North Carolina (24)
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!
- Biology for Educators Graduate Certificates
- Educational Administration and Supervision Doctoral Degrees
- Elementary Education Master's Degrees
- Elementary Education Master's Degrees
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Master's Degrees
- English as a Second Language Add-on Teacher Licensure
- Language Arts – Middle Grades Master's Degrees
- Mathematics – Secondary Education Master's Degrees
- School Administration Master's Degrees
- Science – Secondary Education Master's Degrees
- Social Studies – Middle Grades Master's Degrees
- Social Studies – Secondary Education Master's Degrees
- Statistics Education Graduate Certificates
- STEM Education – Science Master's Degrees
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