Early Intervention Specialist Salary

Early Intervention Specialists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $35K annually for pay. Earnings generally vary between $25K and $61K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a little over a half receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,647 - $50,551
(Median)
$28K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,256
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$10.35 - $40.85
(Median)
$10
$18
$41
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,647 - $50,551  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
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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$25,420 - $60,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 288
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.35 - $40.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
   
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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$25,420 - $60,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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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.

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Early Intervention Specialist Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Early Intervention Specialist

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Early Intervention Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $35K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $38K. Early Intervention Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $41K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $45K.

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Experience Affects Early Intervention Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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