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Educational Specialist Salary

Median pay for Educational Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $49K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women account for the majority of Educational Specialists who took the survey — 81 percent to be exact. Most Educational Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,891 - $79,394
(Median)
$32K
$49K
$79K
MEDIAN: $48,595
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90%

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$11.03 - $38.19
(Median)
$11
$18
$38
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,891 - $79,394  
   
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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$29,830 - $79,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 384
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$11.03 - $38.19  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $66.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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).
)
$29,830 - $79,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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 sometimes assume positions such as Education & Training Consultants. That role pays $62K per year on average. Educational Specialists most often advance into Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator and Non-Profit Program Manager positions even though the median salaries are $12K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

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Educational Specialists generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, Childhood Education, Project Management, and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Counseling. Training Program Development is a skill commonly found among those who know Curriculum Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Educational Specialist

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


For many Educational Specialists, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $40K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $48K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $65K.

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Experience Affects Educational Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Educational Specialist Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 5%

Childhood Education
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 3%

Training
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
0%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$48,000

Counseling
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 11%