Early Intervention Specialist Salary
Women account for the majority of Early Intervention Specialists in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $37K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a little more than half have dental coverage, roughly a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Early Intervention Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
|Salary||$28,562 - $55,063|
|Total Pay (||$27,736 - $64,077|
|Hourly Rate||$12.64 - $48.71|
|Total Pay (||$27,736 - $64,077|
Job Description for Early Intervention Specialist
Early intervention specialists usually work for non-profit organizations, government entities, and schools to help children who have experienced developmental delays.Read More...
These specialists conduct evaluations of their young patients' needs to formulate plans and determine what services will be beneficial for their development. They also create and oversee exercises for children relating to language, fine and gross motor, and social and emotional development. Levels of participation in patients' development can vary, and some specialists also provide referrals to other parties for patients. Early intervention specialists must also educate parents to help them understand their child's needs and how to perform exercises at home. Compassion is essential in this position, as some families may need emotional support, and these specialists often manage cases for multiple families.
Over time, early intervention specialists make follow-up evaluations to analyze progress and determine whether plans should be modified. Often there are goals for patients to reach the conclusions of their programs to be discharged, and it's important to be able to establish relationships with families to help facilitate the child’s development. A flexible schedule is highly beneficial in this position, and some specialists are available on-call. They may provide services to clients within an office or conduct home-visits depending on the employer, and a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field may be a minimum requirement for this position.
Early Intervention Specialist Tasks
- Participate in assessments and provide individual and group treatment to children 0-3 years of age and their families.
- Communicate regularly with parents regarding child's records, appointments, and testing.
- Take detailed notes and report on child development and progress.
- Assists parents in addressing developmental and behavioral concerns of children by interpreting test results, creating learning plans, suggesting activities, and providing information.
Pay by Experience Level for Early Intervention Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Early Intervention Specialists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average beginner in this position makes around $36K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $41K. Early Intervention Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $45K. Early Intervention Specialists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $46K.
Pay Difference by Location
Home to some of the best pay for Early Intervention Specialists, New York offers exceptional salaries, 61 percent above the national average. Early Intervention Specialists will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+29 percent), Boston (+27 percent), San Jose (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). Early Intervention Specialists' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Early Intervention Specialists in Detroit bring in salaries that are 24 percent lower than the national average. Employers pay around 21 percent less in Charleston and 19 percent less in Greenville, below-median salaries for those in this field.
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