Educational Specialist Salary

Pay for Educational Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $50K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women make up the vast majority of Educational Specialists (84 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most Educational Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,458 - $80,453
$33K
$50K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,078
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$13.52 - $37.36
$14
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$37
MEDIAN: $19.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,458 - $80,453  
   
Bonus
$1,030 - $5,243  
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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$32,032 - $81,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 313
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$13.52 - $37.36  
   
Overtime
$17.35 - $54.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,030 - $5,243  
   
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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$32,032 - $81,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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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

  • 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


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Educational Specialists may progress into high-paying roles like Education & Training Consultant, where median compensation is $63K annually. Educational Specialists most frequently advance into Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator and Non-Profit Program Manager roles even though the median salaries are $12K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Educational Specialist


Educational Specialists seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Public Speaking, Training Program Development, Project Management, and Curriculum Planning 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. It is often found that people who know Curriculum Planning are also skilled in Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Educational Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Educational Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Educational Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 187 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Educational Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Educational Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 103 salaries. An Educational Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 60 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,726

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Baltimore is home to an above-average pay rate for Educational Specialists, 59 percent higher than the national average. Educational Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+23 percent), Dallas (+22 percent), Washington (+18 percent), and Honolulu (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Los Angeles, which sits 9 percent below the national average. New York and Phoenix are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Educational Specialist

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Educational Specialist Salaries

▲33%

▲20%

▲2%

National Average
$49,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Educational Specialist Salaries

Public Speaking
▲6%


Project Management
▲2%


Training
▲1%

National Average
$49,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼2%

Data Analysis
▼4%

Program Management
▼4%

Counseling
▼9%


Teaching
▼11%

Case Management
▼22%

Event Planning
▼26%

Customer Service
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 14%
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