Educational Specialist Salary

Educational Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $50K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Educational Specialists. Women account for the majority of Educational Specialists who took the survey — 84 percent to be exact. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,108 - $79,452
$33K
$50K
$79K
MEDIAN: $49,553
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$12.76 - $37.36
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$37
MEDIAN: $19.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,108 - $79,452  
   
Bonus
$1,007 - $5,297  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$31,652 - $80,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 299
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.76 - $37.36  
   
Overtime
$17.48 - $53.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,007 - $5,297  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$31,652 - $80,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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Job Description for Educational Specialist

The main responsibility of an education specialist is to make positive changes to how students learn in particular institutions and programs. These specialists often work closely with program directors and teachers, and must make sure that the curricula and activities offered will work well with the particular age range of students. They generally serve as consultants who work to make useful changes which make educational programs more effective.

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Educational Specialist Tasks

  • Coach and assist with curriculum and report writing, including analysis of metrics.
  • Administer, evaluate, and interpret tests and their results, and make recommendations for educational plans.
  • Provide instructional leadership and guidance for testing and curriculum development and delivery.
  • Conduct workshops and trainings on best practices and state-of-the-field.

Common Career Paths for Educational Specialist


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Educational Specialists may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Education & Training Consultant. The latter position pays an average of $63K annually. Many Educational Specialists choose to become Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators and Non-Profit Program Managers as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $12K less and $4K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Educational Specialist


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Public Speaking, Training Program Development, Project Management, and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Event Planning and Case Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Curriculum Planning also know Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Educational 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. The average inexperienced worker earns $43K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Educational Specialists make a median salary of $58K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $65K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,336

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Educational Specialists, busy Baltimore offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 60 percent above the national average. Educational Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+24 percent), Dallas (+23 percent), Washington (+19 percent), and Honolulu (+15 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Los Angeles, 8 percent below the national average. Employers in New York and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Educational Specialist

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Educational Specialist Salaries

▲34%

▲21%

▲2%

National Average
$48,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Educational Specialist Salaries

Public Speaking
▲6%


Project Management
▲3%


Training
▲2%

National Average
$48,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼1%

Data Analysis
▼4%

Program Management
▼4%

Counseling
▼8%

Teaching
▼10%


Case Management
▼21%

Event Planning
▼26%

Customer Service
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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