Assessment Specialist Salary
An average Assessment Specialist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $51K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assessment Specialists. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Assessment Specialists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 69 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$33,900 - $83,551|
|Total Pay (||$29,584 - $80,889|
|Hourly Rate||$12.22 - $28.38|
|Total Pay (||$29,584 - $80,889|
Job Description for Assessment Specialist
Assessment specialists work primarily for educational institutions and companies which develop educational or employment assessment materials. They are generally responsible for researching curricula and learning standards and creating guidelines for what should be included in particular assessments.Read More...
Assessment specialists develop tests which help determine a student’s placement or progress and development or whether someone is fit for a certain job. They also ensure that the material is engaging to those undertaking the assessments and monitor all results and changes within the field to determine if modifications are necessary. A strong understanding of education, instruction, assessment, and common standards is necessary for this position, and specialized knowledge of the age group/s for which the assessments are created is also important.
Assessment specialists may develop questions and answers for an assessment or establish the necessary guidelines to develop it. Usability studies are often carried out with the assistance of end-users, and user feedback must be taken into account and used in future development of assessments. They may perform some tasks independently, but also work with others including user experience specialists, managers, customer service representatives, marketing teams, and other assessment specialists.
This job often requires prior experience in a similar position or internships, and prior teaching experience may also be required. This is usually a full-time office job, and some remote work may be permitted by some employers.
Assessment Specialist Tasks
- Interview others, derive needs, and evaluate best course of action.
- Conduct follow up assessments and review efficacy of recommendations.
- Document pertinent information guidelines.
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Pay by Experience Level for Assessment Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Assessment Specialists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $45K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $50K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $56K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $58K.
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