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Educational Specialist Salary (United States)

Pay for Educational Specialists in the United States is typically around $47K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and most earn dental coverage. Educational Specialists are largely women, dominating the profession at 82 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Educational Specialist Salary (?
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$31,037 - $79,138
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MEDIAN: $47,128
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Educational Specialist Salary (?
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$10.24 - $38.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,037 - $79,138  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
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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$29,405 - $79,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $38.74  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $65.45  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $4,122  
   
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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$29,405 - $79,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Job Description for Educational Specialist

  • 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 who advance into the role of a Education & Training Consultant are fairly uncommon. Education & Training Consultants $62K per year. Educational Specialists most often move into positions as Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators or Non-Profit Program Managers. Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators actually earn $10K less on average, however, and Non-Profit Program Managers earn $3K less per year than Educational Specialists do.

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Educational Specialists report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Training Program Development, Childhood Education, and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 23 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Oral / Verbal Communication and Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Educational Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Educational Specialists generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $38K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $46K on average. Educational Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $53K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $66K. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work — of those who took the survey, just over a half land within it. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining roughly one in eight.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$46,000
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Surpassing the national average by 46 percent, Educational Specialists in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Educational Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+41 percent) and Washington (+10 percent).

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Experience Affects Educational Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$46,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Educational Specialist Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 28%
Childhood Education
up arrow 23%
Training
up arrow 7%
National Average
$46,000
Counseling
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%