Curriculum Specialist Salary

Earnings for Curriculum Specialists in the United States come in at around $55K annually on average. Job satisfaction for Curriculum Specialists is high. Although just under a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Curriculum Specialists making up 74 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,417 - $72,811
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$55K
$73K
MEDIAN: $55,084
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$15.07 - $34.65
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$39,417 - $72,811  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,141  
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$36,412 - $73,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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$15.07 - $34.65  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,141  
   
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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$36,412 - $73,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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

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

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Survey takers who work as Curriculum Specialists usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Training Program Development, Curriculum Planning, and Training can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Training. Competency in Curriculum Planning frequently indicates knowledge of Training Program Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Curriculum Specialist

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


For Curriculum Specialists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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 $58K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $59K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $65K.

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"Flexible schedule."
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Experience Affects Curriculum Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Curriculum Specialist Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 3%

National Average
$57,000

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 22%
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