Curriculum Specialist Salary

Median pay for Curriculum Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $54K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Curriculum Specialists is high. Most Curriculum Specialists survey respondents are women (78 percent). Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,185 - $72,457
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$39K
$54K
$72K
MEDIAN: $53,928
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$15.07 - $33.72
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$20
$34
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,185 - $72,457  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,135  
Profit Sharing
$593  
Total Pay (?
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$36,249 - $72,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.07 - $33.72  
   
Overtime
$20.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,135  
   
Profit Sharing
$593  
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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$36,249 - $72,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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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Popular Skills for Curriculum Specialist


Curriculum Specialists only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Curriculum Planning, Training, and Training Program Development can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training Program Development. Most people familiar with 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $50K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $57K. For Curriculum Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $62K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Curriculum Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Curriculum Specialist Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 2%

Training Program Development
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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