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School administrator salary breakdown

The typical school administrator salary is around £20,000 per year, with starting salaries potentially being a little lower. Since you’ll be working in a school, you won’t have a regular year-round position and will instead be working, generally, to school term times. Working term times means you won’t be earning a full year’s salary. 

Your income as a school administrator is going to depend on a few things. Firstly, think about where you’re going to be working. Your location could mean you’re earning more or less than the national average, so it’s good to check out how pay might vary between your local area and others. For example, Londoners can expect to earn on average 25% more than the next closest region because of things like the cost of living. 

Your experience level will also be a major factor in what you’ll earn. As a new starter with little experience you might not be earning much, especially if you’re going to be working part-time or similar. Already having some experience in the role means you’ll be able to start with a higher salary, and after you’ve gained some experience in the role then you’ll probably find you’re earning significantly more. Experienced school administrators can expect to earn around £26,000 or more in the role. Having some past administrative experience can give you a head start in terms of your salary and the level you’ll be starting at.

How you could earn a higher school administrator salary

If you’re looking to earn a higher salary as a school administrator then you should look into acquiring additional skills and knowledge that will be useful in the job. Having the right supporting qualifications is going to help you to be considered for higher level positions or a better paying job in a new workplace.

Having a qualification in safeguarding is useful in any setting where you’ll be working with children or vulnerable people. You could also look at a course in understanding autism or getting your first aid qualification. With supporting qualifications you will be seen as a more valuable potential employee and will be more likely to get those higher paying jobs, as well as being considered for higher level positions as you progress.

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