Educational Specialist Salary
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.Read More...
On a daily basis, general responsibilities of education specialists include, but are not limited to: ensuring that programs are up to standards; observing programs to make necessary changes; training staff members and brainstorming methods to develop them into well-trained professionals; determining the effectiveness of curricula; and other changes/modifications to improve academic success.
Education specialists generally work regular school hours, but may be sent to different programs within or outside of the state, so significant traveling may be required. To be considered for the position, one must have a teaching certification, several years of experience in a classroom setting, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to adapt to a steadily-changing educational system.
Educational Specialist Tasks
- Provide instructional leadership and guidance for testing and curriculum development and delivery.
- Conduct workshops and trainings on best practices and state-of-the-field.
- 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.
Common Career Paths for Educational Specialist
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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