Educational Specialist Salary (United States)

Pay for Educational Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $46,123 per year. Compensation ranges from $29,405 on the low end to $79,746 per year on the high end. Career duration and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. For the most part, Educational Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's 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 assume a position such as a Training Consultant—while uncommon—may get paid an extra $16,217 per year. Educational Specialists most often move into positions as Non-Profit Program Coordinators or Non-Profit Program Managers, where they typically take pay cuts of $10,270 or $3,073 per year.

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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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.
For many but not all Educational Specialists, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. After five to 10 years, compensation can go from $38K to $46K. Pay amounts to $53K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years of work in the field, Educational Specialists typically earn $66K and go on to enjoy solid increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about 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 13 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$46,000
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Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Educational Specialists, 46 percent above the national average. 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
up arrow 43%
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
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National Average
$46,000
Counseling
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

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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%