How much does a Principal make?

Updated Oct. 18, 2021
$130,433 /yr
Average Base Pay

238 salaries

$88K

Low

$130K

Average

$193K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Principal is $130,433 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see Principal salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 238 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Principal$130,433 /yr
L3
Principal III$123,242 /yr
L4
Lead Principal$123,242 /yr
Career Path

Related Job Titles

Director

$131,785

per year

School Principal

$86,974

per year

Vice President

$158,993

per year

Assistant Principal

$101,741

per year

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Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
4.3

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Principal

$133,261

 /yr
Range: $119K - $149K
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$119K

$149K

$119,161 - $148,853 Range

Toronto District School Board
4.1

Toronto District School Board

Principal

$130,816

 /yr
Range: $105K - $141K

$105K

$141K

$105,067 - $141,367 Range

Mercer
3.8

Mercer

Principal

$139,900

 /yr
Range: $121K - $165K

$121K

$165K

$121,361 - $164,931 Range

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
4

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Principal

$153,194

 /yr
Range: $125K - $166K

$125K

$166K

$125,253 - $166,389 Range

LifeWorks
3.6

LifeWorks

Principal

$120,000

 /yr
Range: $112K - $197K

$112K

$197K

$112,086 - $196,603 Range

Stantec
3.8

Stantec

Principal

$155,425

 /yr
Range: $126K - $189K

$126K

$189K

$126,172 - $189,315 Range

Boston Consulting Group
4.4

Boston Consulting Group

Principal

$276,974

 /yr
Range: $253K - $307K

$253K

$307K

$253,312 - $307,113 Range

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Slalom
4.2

Slalom

Principal

$145,923

 /yr
Range: $137K - $163K

$137K

$163K

$136,866 - $163,031 Range

Export Development Canada
4.1

Export Development Canada

Principal

$124,733

 /yr
Range: $115K - $136K

$115K

$136K

$115,319 - $136,212 Range

State Street Global Advisors
3.4

State Street Global Advisors

Principal

$75,465

 /yr
Range: $56K - $98K

$56K

$98K

$56,469 - $98,014 Range

bcIMC
2.2

bcIMC

Principal

$130,282

 /yr
Range: $126K - $161K

$126K

$161K

$126,293 - $160,665 Range

Korn Ferry
3.4

Korn Ferry

Principal

$200,000

 /yr
Range: $108K - $204K

$108K

$204K

$108,080 - $204,142 Range

Systemware Innovation
3.2

Systemware Innovation

Principal

$112,549

 /yr
Range: $102K - $127K

$102K

$127K

$102,052 - $126,907 Range

Vaco Lannick
4

Vaco Lannick

Principal
About 

$180K -$217K

$180K

$217K

$180,394 - $217,247 Range

Grant Thornton
3.9

Grant Thornton

Principal
About 

$175K -$193K

$175K

$193K

$174,885 - $192,681 Range

IQVIA
3.9

IQVIA

Principal
About 

$126K -$183K

$126K

$183K

$125,546 - $183,139 Range

Calgary Board of Education
4

$122K

$147K

$121,721 - $147,493 Range

League
4.2

League

Principal
About 

$140K -$168K

$140K

$168K

$139,944 - $167,998 Range

Appnovation Technologies
4.4

$82K

$92K

$81,685 - $92,118 Range

AME Consulting Group

Principal
About 

$145K -$173K

$145K

$173K

$144,946 - $173,028 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Principal salaries

The national average salary for a Principal is $130,433 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see a Principal salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 238 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Principal employees.

The highest salary for a Principal in Canada is $193,311 per year.

The lowest salary for a Principal in Canada is $88,007 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent principal salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$145,000
per year
A Principal in the Toronto Area area reported making $145,000 per year
Additional Pay
$18k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$127,000
per year
A Principal in the Calgary Area area reported making $127,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Calgary Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
School / School District
$200,000
per year
A Principal in the Montreal Area area reported making $200,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Montreal Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$164,380
per year
A Principal in the Winnipeg Area area reported making $164,380 per year
Additional Pay
$50k cash bonus
$6k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Winnipeg Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$177,000
per year
A Principal in the Vancouver Area area reported making $177,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$299,000
per year
A Principal in the Toronto Area area reported making $299,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$160,000
per year
A Principal in the Toronto Area area reported making $160,000 per year
Additional Pay
$30k cash bonus
$50k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$100,000
per year
A Principal in the Toronto Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Additional Pay
$200k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$112,226
per year
A Vice-Principal, Elementary in the Toronto Area area reported making $112,226 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
School / School District