School principals and administrators

School principals and administrators

NOC
0422

- School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education

Manage and evaluate the activities of teachers and other staff of elementary or secondary schools, or oversee the academic affairs of school systems.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

94
 

Median Hourly Wage

$45.41
$31.25
Low
$50.84
High

Median Salary

$92,876
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

691
 

% Working Full Time

99%
 

% Working Full Year

82%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

School principals plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of teachers and other staff of an elementary or secondary school. They are employed by public and private schools. Administrators of elementary and secondary education plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the academic affairs of a school system. They are employed by school boards.

Main Duties

School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education perform some or all of the following duties:

School principals

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through department heads or supervisors, the activities of teachers and support staff
  • Review programs to ensure conformance to school board or provincial standards and develop programs within limits of authority
  • Co-ordinate teaching activities of the institution by making personnel assignments, determining class size and preparing timetables
  • Organize and maintain procedures for the keeping of records
  • Prepare and administer institution or program budget
  • Direct and co-ordinate school maintenance services and the use of school facilities
  • May recruit and hire teachers and other staff
  • May teach.

Administrators of elementary and secondary education

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through school principals, the academic affairs of a school district
  • Evaluate curriculum, teaching methods and community participation in programs for a school district and revise programs as required
  • Develop and administer programs for the education and training of students and adults
  • Make recommendations concerning the annual operating budget of a school district
  • Direct the recruitment, appointment, training, evaluation and promotion of teaching personnel.

Also Known As

  • board of education administrator
  • chief superintendent - schools
  • director of education - correctional institution
  • director of school for the hearing impaired
  • district school superintendent
  • private school headmaster/mistress
  • school principal
  • school vice-principal
  • secondary school principal
  • superintendent of elementary education
  • superintendent of secondary schools
  • superintendent of special education
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in education is required.
  • A master's degree in education may be required.
  • Several years of experience as a senior teacher or department head are required.
  • A teacher's certificate for the province of employment is required.
  • School principals may require a principal's certificate.
  • Administrators of elementary and secondary education may require a supervisory officer certificate.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

64.9%
Female
35.1%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

0.0%
15-24
7.6%
25-34
29.5%
35-44
43.2%
45-54
17.4%
55-64
2.3%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
2.3%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
97.7%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

100.0%
Educational services
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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24.10%
Northeast
30.80%
Southeast
17.30%
Southwest
15.80%
Central
12.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$94,289
Northeast
$92,725
Southeast
$95,531
Southwest
$92,674
Central
$86,489
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$45.41
$31.25
Low
$50.84
High

Southeast

$45.41
$31.25
Low
$50.84
High

Southwest

$45.41
$31.25
Low
$50.84
High

Central

$45.41
$31.25
Low
$50.84
High

Northwest

$45.41
$31.25
Low
$50.84
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$92,876

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$92,803

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$92,876

Newfoundland

$99,069

Prince Edward Island

$91,348

Nova Scotia

$93,527

Canada

$103,000
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

94
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-16
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

110
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

324
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-46
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

369