Curriculum Director Salary

Curriculum Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $72K per year, but may range from $37K to $99K per year. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most Curriculum Directors survey respondents are women (77 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,449 - $98,581
$44K
$72K
$99K
MEDIAN: $71,512
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50%
90%

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$12.40 - $24.57
$14
MEDIAN: $14.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,449 - $98,581  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,050  
Total Pay (?
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$37,171 - $98,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 164
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.34  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,050  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,171 - $98,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Curriculum Director

Curriculum directors are integral parts of education system and work with schools and groups of schools to develop educational guidelines for individual teachers to follow in order to optimize education. These guidelines must always fall within the regulations of the particular state, which dictate what must be taught in each year of school, though curriculum directors do have input regarding how these guidelines are put into practice. Curriculum directors' specific tasks may include creating long-term strategic goals with senior management, assist with training and professional development for educators, evaluate and rework content as needed, and serve as a resource to managers and educators as required.

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Curriculum Director Tasks

  • Design, organize, and implement a research-based curriculum.
  • Recruit, interview, and evaluate new staff members consistent with the program's goals or objectives.
  • Review curriculum progress, offer additional insight or strategies, and make recommendations.
  • Evaluate the efficiency and success of the curriculum using internal or external metrics.

Common Career Paths for Curriculum Director


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Curriculum Directors who go on to become Elementary School Principals may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Elementary School Principal, an upper-level role, pays $74K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Curriculum Director

Pay by Experience for a Curriculum Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Curriculum Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 50 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Curriculum Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Curriculum Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 81 salaries. A Curriculum Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 32 salaries.

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Curriculum Director in Westfield:
"Leading Educational Change."
Find the balance between accountability for academic growth and achievement and the developmental and social / emotional needs of students.

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Key Stats for Curriculum Director

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Curriculum Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲7%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Curriculum Director Salaries

National Average
$70,000


Project Management
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 15%