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Curriculum Director Salary

For Curriculum Directors, yearly average wages total $66K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women make up the vast majority of Curriculum Directors (87 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$38,435 - $98,823
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MEDIAN: $65,585
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$11.69 - $29.80
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$38,435 - $98,823  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$32,277 - $98,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $29.80  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
   
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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$32,277 - $98,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Curriculum Director

  • 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 only report a few specific 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Curriculum Directors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $56K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $63K on average. Curriculum Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $68K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $80K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Curriculum Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Curriculum Director Salaries

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average
$64,000

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 20%