The average Curriculum Specialist in the United States earns approximately $54K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Curriculum Specialists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. Most Curriculum Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,977 - $72,256
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$72K
MEDIAN: $54,337
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$15.22 - $35.87
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,977 - $72,256  
   
Bonus
$2,750  
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$37,814 - $72,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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Hourly Rate
$15.22 - $35.87  
   
Overtime
$18.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$2,750  
   
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$37,814 - $72,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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 results show that Curriculum Specialists typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Curriculum Planning, Training, and Training Program Development can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Training Program Development. Those proficient in Curriculum Planning are, more often than not, also skilled in 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $50K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $54K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Curriculum Specialists make a median salary of $59K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $60K on average.

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Key Stats for Curriculum Specialist

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Curriculum Specialist Salaries



Mid-Career
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National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Curriculum Specialist Salaries


Training
0%

National Average
$54,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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