School administrators are leaders who plan and set goals related to the educational, administrative, and counseling programs of schools. They coordinate and evaluate the activities of teachers and other school personnel to ensure that they adhere to deadlines and budget requirements and meet established objectives. There are approximately 283,200 school administrators employed in the United States.
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The income of school administrators depends on the position, the level of responsibility, and the size and geographic location of the school or school district.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary of elementary and secondary school education administrators was $96,400 in May 2019. Salaries ranged from less than $63,070 to more than $148,630.
School administrators work a standard 40-hour week, although they often attend meetings or handle urgent matters in the evenings or on weekends. The job requires year-round attention, even during school vacations.
Administrators work in pleasant office environments, usually at a desk. At times, however, they attend meetings elsewhere with PTA members, the school board, and civic groups. ...
Overall, school administrators can expect average employment growth through 2029, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Job availability for school administrators varies by region. States with the highest level of employment tend to be those with large populations, such as California, Illinois, New York, Ohio, and Texas. Areas in the south and west where populations are growi...