Curriculum Director Salary

The average Curriculum Director in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $69K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (85 percent) of Curriculum Directors who took the survey are female. Some workers in this field — roughly one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,766 - $100,137
MEDIAN: $68,896

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$39,299 - $100,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Curriculum Director

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. The average beginner in this position makes around $58K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $65K. Curriculum Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $72K. Curriculum Directors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $81K.

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Experience Affects Curriculum Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Curriculum Director Salaries

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Curriculum Planning
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.


85 %
15 %

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%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 20%