The average Educational Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $49K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Educational Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Educational Specialists who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,778 - $78,849
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$33K
$49K
$79K
MEDIAN: $49,077
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$13.70 - $35.96
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$14
$20
$36
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,778 - $78,849  
   
Bonus
$1,021 - $7,340  
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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$31,705 - $79,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 321
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $35.96  
   
Overtime
$17.48 - $53.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,021 - $7,340  
   
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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$31,705 - $79,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Educational Specialists move into roles as Education & Training Consultants, where pay is an average $63K per year. Educational Specialists most frequently become Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators and Non-Profit Program Managers even though median compensation is $11K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Educational Specialist


Educational Specialists report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Training Program Development, Training, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average. 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 who know 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.


For Educational Specialists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $43K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $49K. Educational Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $56K. As Educational Specialists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $64K.

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Experience Affects Educational Specialist Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 17%


National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Educational Specialist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Training Program Development
up arrow 3%

Training
up arrow 2%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 1%

Program Management
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
0%

National Average
$48,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%


Counseling
up arrow 7%

Teaching
up arrow 10%

Case Management
up arrow 21%

Event Planning
up arrow 25%

Customer Service
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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