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Educational Specialist Salary

Educational Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $48K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Educational Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Educational Specialists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,282 - $79,478
(Median)
$31K
$48K
$79K
MEDIAN: $48,444
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90%

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$11.20 - $36.92
(Median)
$11
$18
$37
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
$31,282 - $79,478  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
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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$29,691 - $79,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 393
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$11.20 - $36.92  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $65.45  
National Annualized 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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
   
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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$29,691 - $79,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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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. 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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Educational Specialists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, Childhood Education, Project Management, and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Counseling. Those with knowledge of Curriculum Planning tend to be skilled in Training Program Development as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Educational Specialist

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


Educational Specialists with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $39K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $48K. Educational Specialists bring in $55K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 36%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

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 9%

Childhood Education
up arrow 6%


Project Management
up arrow 5%

Training
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

Counseling
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 11%
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