Curriculum Director Salary

Earnings for Curriculum Directors in the United States come in at around $68K annually on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. There are far more female Curriculum Directors who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,330 - $99,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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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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Curriculum Directors note just a narrow range of job 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 Curriculum Director

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

Curriculum Directors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $57K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $68K. Curriculum Directors see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Curriculum Director generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $82K.

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Experience Affects Curriculum Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Curriculum Director Salaries

Curriculum Planning
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National Average

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 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: 77% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 20%