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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.

EdJobsNW and Fingerprinting will be closed all day Friday, September 28, so employees can attend our 3rd Annual All-Staff Event.