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Curriculum Director Salary

Median pay for Curriculum Directors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $67K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although nearly one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Curriculum Directors who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. For the most part, Curriculum Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,544 - $99,890
MEDIAN: $67,162

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$40,544 - $99,890  
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$38,534 - $99,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 206

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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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Typical Curriculum Directors report a focused set of job skills. Curriculum Planning and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Curriculum Director

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

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $58K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $66K on average. Curriculum Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $68K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $81K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Curriculum Director Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Curriculum Director Salaries

National Average

Curriculum Planning
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 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: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 20%