Salaries of Principals of Scottish higher education institutions

Universities Scotland position: The salary of each Principal is normally decided by a Remuneration Committee of the institution’s Governing Body, independently of the Principal and takes into consideration a number of issues, including comparative salary information from other sectors.

The higher education sector in Scotland is a £1.9 billion business and it is imperative that universities are able to competitively attract managers from a range of sectors to enhance and build on the world-class reputation that Scottish higher education has achieved.