Curriculum Director Salary

Curriculum Directors in the United States can expect wages of $69K per year on average. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Curriculum Directors far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Curriculum Directors is high. While around one in five report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,691 - $100,592
MEDIAN: $69,173

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$39,224 - $100,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 240
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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.


Curriculum Director Tasks

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

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Survey takers who work as Curriculum Directors typically report just a few professional skills. Curriculum Planning and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For Curriculum Directors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $58K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $67K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $72K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Curriculum Directors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $81K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Curriculum Planning

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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.


87 %
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 21%