The average Curriculum Specialist in the United States earns approximately $54K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Curriculum Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Curriculum Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,754 - $72,152
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MEDIAN: $53,834
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$15.04 - $29.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,754 - $72,152  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$36,171 - $72,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.04 - $29.02  
   
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$36,171 - $72,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Curriculum Specialists who took the survey. Those who have experience with Curriculum Planning, Training, and Training Program Development can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with Curriculum Planning also tend to know Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Curriculum Specialist

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


Curriculum Specialists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $49K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $52K. Curriculum Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $58K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $60K.

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Experience Affects Curriculum Specialist Salaries



National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Curriculum Specialist Salaries

Curriculum Planning
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National Average
$53,000

Training
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Training Program Development
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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