Curriculum Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and over one-half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $72K annually, but may range from $38K to $99K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Curriculum Directors survey respondents are women (76 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$44,435 - $98,850
(Median)
$44K
$72K
$99K
MEDIAN: $71,520
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$12.16 - $20.35
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$14
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$44,435 - $98,850  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,000  
Total Pay (?
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$38,295 - $99,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,000  
   
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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$38,295 - $99,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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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

  • 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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For Curriculum Directors, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Curriculum Directors earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Elementary School Principal.

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Pay by Experience Level for Curriculum Director

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


For Curriculum Directors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $60K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $66K on average. Curriculum Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $74K. Curriculum Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $77K.

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Find the balance between accountability for academic growth and achievement and the developmental and social / emotional needs of students.

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Experience Affects Curriculum Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$71,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Curriculum Director Salaries

National Average
$71,000

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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