Curriculum Specialist Salary

Median pay for Curriculum Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $54K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Curriculum Specialists. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a fair number have dental, too. Female Curriculum Specialists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,725 - $72,145
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$54K
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MEDIAN: $54,343
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$15.18 - $36.21
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,725 - $72,145  
   
Bonus
$2,750  
Total Pay (?
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$38,440 - $72,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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Hourly Rate
$15.18 - $36.21  
   
Overtime
$18.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$2,750  
   
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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$38,440 - $72,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Curriculum Specialist

A curriculum specialist is someone who helps to analyze the effectiveness of current class frameworks that form a curriculum. He or she helps to design adjustments and new initiatives to constantly improve the way an educational institution serves its students. The curriculum specialist may make a variety of recommendations, from choosing textbooks to working with teachers on classroom approaches and techniques.

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Curriculum Specialist Tasks

  • Develop and refine tests, scoring guides, and curriculum.
  • Respond to test feedback and questions.
  • Deliver courses and educational content to meet gaps and known needs.
  • Analyze, interpret, and disseminate statistics about tests and curriculum.
  • Provide review materials to committees and groups, guiding advisory committees.

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Popular Skills for Curriculum Specialist


Survey takers who work as Curriculum Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Curriculum Planning, Training, and Training Program Development can expect to be compensated well for these skills. The majority of those who know Curriculum Planning also know Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Curriculum Specialist

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


For Curriculum Specialists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $54K. Curriculum Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $58K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $61K.

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Key Stats for Curriculum Specialist

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Curriculum Specialist Salaries

▲13%

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$54,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Curriculum Specialist Salaries


Training
▼0%

National Average
$54,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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