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Administrators are instructional leaders who set the tone for the entire school or district.

Principal Certification Programs in Washington

* Online program available.

Coming to Washington

We welcome administrators from other states! Learn more about certification requirements in Washington.


As of 2017-18 school year:

  • Salaries vary by location
  • Average salary: $99,853 (According to
  • Range from $89,000 to $130,000 per year
  • The average salary for principals in Washington is 52% higher than the national average


  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Retirement benefits
  • Flexible spending account

* Pay and benefits are bargained at the local level and vary from district to district.

Our office is closed July 1 and 4.