Curriculum Specialist Salary

Pay for Curriculum Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $54K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Curriculum Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. While some workers in this profession — approximately one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Female Curriculum Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,185 - $72,457
(Median)
$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 (?
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: 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


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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training Program Development. Those educated in Curriculum Planning tend to be well versed in Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Curriculum Specialist

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $50K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Curriculum Specialists make a median salary of $58K. As Curriculum Specialists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $62K.

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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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