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Education Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Education Director is $59,120 per year. A skill in Clinical Education is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Education Director Salary (?
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$36,004 - $95,036
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MEDIAN: $59,120
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Education Director Salary (?
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$12.10 - $41.28
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$36,004 - $95,036  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,806  
Profit Sharing
$824 - $14,544  
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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$35,008 - $97,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 688
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $41.28  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $50.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,806  
   
Profit Sharing
$824 - $14,544  
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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$35,008 - $97,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Job Description for Education Director

Education directors may have a variety of roles and responsibilities depending on the institution for which they work. For example, if they work for a large network of early childhood education outlets, they would interact with small children and their family on a daily basis. In other settings, such as institutions of higher learning, the education director is akin to (or even a replacement title for) the dean of academic affairs. There is also usually a supervisory component to this position. For example, an education director may provide performance reviews for the instructors working under them and settling any disputes that may arise. Planning, staffing, and coordination skills are needed to ensure that all positions are covered during the academic calendar, as well as to arrange any visits required for accreditation purposes. Education directors are expected to oversee and provide leadership to the instructors of an institution (or a department within the institution) and they help create and approve new curriculum and train the school’s instructors.
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Education Director Tasks
  • Provide expertise on curriculum, learning standards and policy.
  • Participate in formal and informal meetings with educators, students and the community to assess needs and satisfaction.
  • Supervise all education-related programs and staff, including budgets.
  • Teach courses when expertise or scheduling requires.

Common Career Paths for Education Director

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Pay by Experience Level for Education Director

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

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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San Francisco
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Chicago
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Houston
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Philadelphia
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Los Angeles
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Louisville
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Denver
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National Average
$59,000
Cleveland
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Pittsburgh
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Boston
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Nashville
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Atlanta
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Education Director Reviews

What is it like working as an Education Director?
Education Director in Kirkland:
"Surviving A Non Profit."
Pros: The interactive nature working in a small organization with many demands. As a team we juggle running a school with over 60 classes and 350 students, running an active art exhibitions program and raising money to cover overhead.
Cons: Over worked and underpaid. The structure of non-profits, styled after corporations but without the capital structure to support the demands and pay and recognize the contribution of staff.

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Experience Affects Education Director Salaries

National Average
$59,000

Skills That Affect Education Director Salaries

Clinical Education
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Organizational Development
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People Management
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National Average
$59,000
Curriculum Planning
up arrow 4%
Program Management
up arrow 4%
Budget Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 204 votes.

Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 17%